Motorcyclists Raise Over £32,000 for Charity in Tribute to Dave Myers with Ride from London to Barrow-in-Furness

Motorcyclists Raise Over £32,000 for Charity in Tribute to Dave Myers with Ride from London to Barrow-in-Furness

Thousands of motorcyclists are traveling from the iconic Ace Cafe in London to Cumbria to celebrate the life of the late Hairy Biker, Dave Myers. This event, known as “Dave Day,” has brought together bikers from around the world to pay tribute to the beloved chef and motorcycle enthusiast.

Fundraising for Charity

Dave’s widow, Lili, praised the efforts of fellow motorcyclists who have significantly exceeded fundraising targets for cancer and children’s charities. The event is raising money for the NSPCC Childline and the Institute for Cancer Research, with donations already surpassing £32,000.

Legendary Ace Cafe Gathering

The Ace Cafe on London’s North Circular Road is a legendary spot for motorcyclists and automotive enthusiasts. Thousands of bikers gathered there at 7 a.m. to begin their journey to Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, to honor Dave Myers.

Si King Joins the Ride

Dave’s long-time TV partner, Si King, was among those at the Ace Cafe. The two were known for their show “The Hairy Bikers.” Dave Myers passed away in February at the age of 66 due to cancer. The ride is a celebration of his life and legacy.

Emotional Tribute from Lili Myers

Speaking to the BBC, Lili Myers shared how the preparations for Dave Day have helped her cope with her grief. She expressed gratitude for the support from fans and fellow bikers, who have traveled from across the globe to participate in the event.

Worldwide Participation

Bikers from Texas, Malaysia, Europe, and across the UK have traveled to join Dave Day. Local businesses and companies have also contributed to the fundraising efforts, making this a truly international tribute.

Memorial Ride Stops

The bikers made several stops along their journey, including the Welcome Break service station on the M40, the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, and Moto Services in Knutsford. The final destination was Barrow-in-Furness, where they arrived at 4 p.m.

Dave Day Events in Barrow-in-Furness

Dave Day in Barrow-in-Furness featured a motorcycle procession, a music concert, and a service of remembrance. The day was filled with activities to celebrate Dave Myers’ life and raise funds for charity.

Si King’s Reflections

Si King spoke to BBC Breakfast about the event, describing it as a celebration of his best friend. He highlighted the positive and vibrant spirit of Dave Myers and the emotional impact of the tribute ride.

Community Support and Accommodation

The local community in Barrow-in-Furness showed incredible support, offering spare rooms and gardens for bikers to camp in due to the lack of available accommodation. The event organizers, including Jason Woodcock, expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support and participation.

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