Hairy Biker Dave Myers Dies Aged 66

Dave Myers, one of the motorcycling TV pairing, Hairy Bikers, has died aged 66 after battling cancer

Hairy Bikers. - BBC/South Shore Productions/Jon Boast

Dave Myers, of the TV motorcycle-cooking duo Hairy Bikers, has died at the age of 66.

Myers, who announced he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2022, and Si King together made up the Hairy Bikers, and had become a well known pairing for their TV shows, mostly on the BBC, which combined cooking with motorcycle-based travel.

Hairy Bikers had been on the BBC since 2011, when they signed an agreement with BBC Worldwide, but Myers and King had been together under the Hairy Bikers name since 2004.

Myers’ death was announced on social media by King, who wrote:

"Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news. Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years. Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home. All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

"Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime. I wish you god’s speed brother; you are and will remain a beacon in this world. See you on the other side. Love ya.

"I know Dave and his family would want me to thank all of you who sent messages of support in recent times. It meant the world to him, his family and all The Hairy Bikers team. I am sending you all much love and gratitude for those simple acts of kindness, generosity and spirit. We are eternally grateful for them.

"May I ask you all for one further kindness and allow Lili, his wife, his family, close friends and I some time and some peace to process our huge loss. I am sure I will see you all soon."

Image credit: BBC/South Shore Productions/Jon Boast.