Hairy Bikers ride into Blackpool on their 'most personal journey to date' for new series 'The Hairy Bikers Go North'

The Hairy Bikers return to the resort to soak up a new food adventure on their latest TV journey.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 7:00 am
Si King and Dave Myers, the Hairy Bikers are back on UK soil for their latest adventure The Hairy Bikers Go North

Back on UK soil for the new road trip ' The Hairy Bikers Go North,' Si King and Dave Myers, are travelling their home turf starting in Lancashire, with a stop off in Blackpool

Described as the bikers 'most personal journey to date' it is set to show off the county's 'incredible landscapes, creative people and beautiful food.'

Through the eight-part series to be aired on BBC Two the two northerners will travel from the west coast to the east , discovering producers who are revolutionising the British food scene.

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The programme has been produced by South Shore, owned by Blackpool born producer Andrew Mackenzie, who worked with the pair as they journeyed their old childhood haunts from the red rose county, travelling through Cumbria, Yorkshire, The Peak district in Derbyshire, Northumberland and Newcastle.

Hailing from County Durham 54-year-old Si King said: ‘’Without doubt our most personal emotional and enlightening journey we’ve undertaken. Go North was a trip around the wonderful northern landscapes that shaped our identities, palates, culture and friendship.

"We met some great folk dedicated to their areas and to the continued success of their beloved communities. We flipping loved every turn of that motorcycle wheel.”

Dave Myers, 63, who is from Barrow-in-Furness, added: “It's been nearly a decade since we went on the road in Britain and it’s true you quite often miss what’s on your own doorstep.

"We had already decided to film in the UK before Covid was an issue and stopped foreign travel, so we filmed here through choice not circumstance.

"The series is a love letter to the north and a celebration of the food and the people that produce it.

"Viewers will get to see the two of us in our temporary homes in an intimate, honest reflection of two life long friends cooking laughing and living together.

"We found amazing cooks, chefs and producers who have chosen to make the north their home."

Each week Si and Dave will base themselves in a stunning location and explore the changing area through restaurants, recipes, producers and inventive new food entrepreneurs.

The ultimate food adventure explains where the bikers came from, taking them to the regions they grew up in and have shaped them.

■The Hairy Bikers Go North will air on BBC2 later this year.