Who would have thought that two bikers would make such great tv chefs? Well that is the case with the Hairy biker’s Si King and Dave Myers. They have brought a new spin on the whole world of the television chef with their deeply unconventional show. They literally are hairy, and they are bikers as the roll around the country on their motorbikes sampling food and cuisine, interview other chefs and knocking out some cracking recipes themselves. Let’s find out a bit more about these two lads and their cooking adventures.
Often found whipping up some delicious dishes on a variety of shows starting from The Hairy Bikers Cookbook. It might come as a surprise then to find that they are not trained chefs. In fact, they have a long history working behind the scenes of films and tv. King was a locations manager for the seminal children’s work Byker Grove and even the Harry Potter films. Myers was a make-up artist with a speciality in prosthetics. They clicked as friends on set in a production in 1992. Years later their experience, friendship and love of food meant that they were approached to do a travel and cooking show. They readily agreed and mounted their bikes to begin a quest that would take them around the country looking at various chefs and their staff working away on Lincat LMR9 Medium Duty 6 Burner Gas Range Oven like the ones available from https://www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/catering-appliances/commercial-ovens-and-ranges/commercial-ranges/lincat-lmr9-medium-duty-6-burner-gas-range-oven .
The format was simple they would banter away with each other in a natural way that was reminisce of the two fat ladies (who also had a bike but this one with a sidecar). They would also do straight pieces to camera addressing the audience directly a la that other cooking maverick Keith Floyd. Their biggest show was a mammoth 30 date tour around the country culminating with them cooking dish that they thought was the counties most famous and what it was most famous for.
It’s not been all plain sailing. King had a bad cycling accident when he was knock off his bike during filming for a Christmas show series. They were also classed as morbidly obese and decided to launch the Hairy Dieters series. They have also tried to help preserve the meals on wheels service. The ups though were their successful Big night out show that was directed by the comic Bob Mortimer. It was a show based around their youth and experience in cooking that featured songs comedy and cooking. Myers also enjoyed himself immensely when he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, Their latest adventure is driving around the Mediterranean sampling the cuisine but also getting a nice suntan and having a laugh on the way.