The Hairy Bikers

With their irresistible enthusiasm, Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have become national treasures.

Book cover for the Hairy Bikers' latest book 'Family Favourites' with a picture of Si King and the late Dave Myers.

Si King and Dave Myers, a.k.a. the Hairy Bikers have been entertaining Britain with their TV shows and books for the past two decades, and have sold more than 6 million copies of their books. They've become national treasures as they understand the importance of great food and home cooking to every household. 

Their unique blend of foodie expertise, humour and motorbike enthusiasm has earned them a huge and loyal following. They are regular faces on the BBC, with many Prime Time TV successes tucked under their leathers. With their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and irresistible enthusiasm, The Hairy Bikers have become Britain's favourite food heroes.

Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers' versatile skills have taken him to some unusual places. He worked in a steelworks as a student, to finance his studies in Fine Arts, and later joined the BBC as a make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics.

Si King hails from Northeast England and is a big, blond bearded biker with an infectious laugh. He worked for many years as an Assistant Director and Locations Manager for film and television, including the Harry Potter films.

Si and Dave met on the set of a TV drama in 1995 and have been cooking and riding together ever since. They have now written 3 3, including,  Fast & Fresh, Our Family FavouritesEat Well Every Day, Brilliant Bakes,  Ultimate Comfort Food, Simple Healthy Food, Veggie Feasts, One Pot Wonders, British Classics, Mediterranean Adventure, Mums Know Best, Bakeation, Meat Feasts and 12 Days of Christmas. In 2012, the boys shed more than six stone between them on The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight.

In February 2024, Dave Myers passed away after a long battle with cancer.