Hairy Bikers fan makes knitted doll for Dave Day

Susan Moth and knitted doll
Susan Moth is taking the doll with her on the motorcycle procession in Dave Myers' memory [Susan Moth]

A long-standing Hairy Bikers fan has made a knitted doll of Dave Myers, as part of events taking place this weekend in memory of the late TV star.

Thousands of motorcyclists are riding from London to Cumbria on Saturday to celebrate Myers, one half of the Hairy Bikers TV chef duo.

Mr Myers died in February, aged 66, after being diagnosed with cancer.

“I just thought: What could I do to say thank you to Dave?” said Susan Moth, from Wellington in Shropshire, a keen knitter who is riding to Cumbria with her husband.

Knitted Dave Myers doll
Ms Moth said she hoped to give the doll to Mr Myers’ widow Lili or his fellow Hairy Biker Si King [Susan Moth]

Retired police officer Ms Moth, 65, said she had watched their TV shows, bought all their recipe books, and attended live shows in Birmingham and London.

She said she hoped to give the doll to Mr Myers’ widow Lili or his fellow Hairy Biker Si King, or alternatively she would donate the doll to the event’s organisers so they could auction it off for charity.

Up to 20,000 people are expected to join the Dave Day procession to Myers' home town of Barrow-in-Furness.

Saturday’s memorial ride will culminate in celebrations in the town and will raise money for NSPCC Childline and The Institute of Cancer Research.

'No airs and graces'

Ms Moth said she had always admired the duo because they were “so genuine, there’s no airs and graces, they are who they are”.

So far on Saturday, she and her husband had travelled to motorway services near Burton-in-Kendal in Cumbria, where bikers from around the country were gathering to do the last leg of the procession together.

“It’s like everyone who’s got a bike and can ride it is here,” she said of the jubilant atmosphere at the services.

She added that it was a testament to “the love" that people felt for Myers.

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