The Hairy Bikers

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The Hairy Bikers are David Myers and Simon King, two northerners with a passion for cooking and food.

The pair began their TV careers working behind the scenes. It was on the set of a TV drama that they first met and became friends.


The cooks first appeared in front of the camera for their pilot Hairy Bikers series. The lads embraced the opportunity to seek out new dishes from around the globe when their show took off. Since then, they’ve travelled all over the world as well as sampling the cuisines of places nearer to home, such as Ireland and the Isle of Man.

They have fronted many series starting ‘The Hairy Bikers. These include Cookbook, The Hairy Bikers Ride Again, The Hairy Bakers, Food Tour of Britain and Mums Know Best, Hairy Bikers Meals On Wheels, Hairy Biker’s Best of British and The Hairy Biker’s Bakeation for BBC Two and The Hairy Biker’s Mississippi Adventure for Good Food.

Their TV shows are a mixture of cookery and travelogue, using a similar format and style to that previously associated with Keith Floyd, including the habit of frequently referring to the cameraman and other crew. Most shows feature the pair riding motorcycles.

The pair have appeared on several episodes of Saturday Kitchen on the BBC, as well as on Richard & Judy on Channel 4. They both appeared on a celebrity chefs special of The Weakest Link. They also appeared in the first episode of James Martin’s Brittany.

A six part series The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best’ commenced in early 2010 on BBC2.

In March 2012, Good Food commissioned The Hairy Biker’s Mississippi Adventure, the duo’s first series for the channel.

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