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Police issue ‘Dave Day’ message ahead of ‘unprecedented’ number of bikers expected on M6

Posted on - 7th June, 2024 - 9:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
Dave Myers gets on his bike after graduating
Dave Myers pictured in 2015 received his honorary degree in the city

Police are saying the M6 around Preston will see an increase in motorbikes as tributes are paid to the late Dave Myers.

A ride out is being organised with thousands of bikers expected to make their way to Barrow in tribute to the Hairy Bikers star.

Myers died in February this year, aged 66, following a two year battle with cancer.

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Myers received an honorary degree from the University of Central Lancashire in 2015 and attended the ceremony at the Guild Hall. He had been an art student at Preston Polytechnic in the 1970s.

Police say there are due to be an ‘unprecedented’ number of motorbikes on the motorway network on Saturday (7 June).

Lancashire Police said: “Tomorrow, you may see an increased presence on the M6 from Charnock Richard services to Burton in Kendal, and we want to let you know why. Saturday will see thousands of motorbike riders make their way up to Barrow in honour of the late ‘Hairy Bikers’ star, Dave Myers.

“Titled ‘Dave Day’, motorcyclists will travel from all over the country to meet at Burton in Kendal, before riding in a procession into Barrow in Furness.

“For us in Lancashire, we are expecting a lot of those participating to make their way up the M6 through to the Cumbrian border and on to the meeting point. Our Roads Policing Unit officers will be out and about working with National Highways teams and Cumbria Constabulary, to help keep traffic flowing smoothly.”

Known as ‘Dave Day’ riders set off from London and it is expected around 15,000 bikers will attend the concert in Barrow in his memory.

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