North East residents pay tribute to the Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers

Written by on 29th February 2024

North East residents have paid tribute to the Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers who passed away on February 28 after a long battle with cancer.  

He was best known as one of the members of the TV duo the Hairy Bikers’ who would travel whilst showing a variety of foods on the BBC.   

In May 2022, Dave was diagnosed with cancer. After a two-year battle, he sadly passed away yesterday.   

After it was announced, tributes, including from his Hairy Biker partner Si King, flooded in.

Si King released a statement earlier on X.   

“Personally, I am not sure I can put into words how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that far 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.”  

Tynemouth business CRUSOE’s manager Trace also left a tribute for Dave, after the Hairy Bikers focused an episode on the coffee shop.   

They said: “We were shocked and sad. The Hairy Bikers did a clean eating program in different places, and they were here for two days. We cooked the food, and it was banging, we enjoyed it. Dave was lovely. He was very nice and very friendly. He was also professional.”  

Two members of the public had also left tributes for Dave.   

Rob said “Well it’s sad, but obviously we had seen on the TV that he had struggled with the cancer, so it wasn’t a surprise. I think in the last series, he kept referring to how good it was being back on the bike again with his mates.

“It’s sad as he was looking like he was recovering.”   

Jay said “My mum will be gutted.

“She loves Hairy Bikers; she’s got their recipe books, and she follows them like she is proscribed to their platform.”   

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