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Dave Day procession is saluted from motorway bridges at Preston

Posted on - 8th June, 2024 - 2:52pm | Author - | Posted in - Leyland, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport, Wyre News
Si King shows his support for people on motorway bridges at Preston during Dave Day procession Pic: Paul Gray

Hundreds of people turned out on motorway bridges around Preston to pay their respects to the late Dave Myers.

One half of the Hairy Bikers he passed away in February after a well-documented battle with cancer.

His co-star, Si King, has led a procession of thousands of bikers from London to Barrow for a tribute concert and memorial in Dave’s memory.

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Prestonians turned out on bridges from Junction 28 onwards to wave to the procession and show their support for ‘Dave Day’ as it has been christened.

Paul Gray’s picture below show how busy it was on the bridge near the Cuerden Valley park, as all the bikers were cheered and a Lancashire flag was waved. Bridges up and down the M6 were packed.

People out showing their support for Dave Myers Pic: Paul Gray

Myers had a strong connection with Preston – attending Preston Polytechnic in the 1970s to study art and then returning in 2015 to receive an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire.

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