Hairy Biker Dave Myer's devastating 7 word statement about cancer battle

Si King and Dave Myers
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Dave Myers, one half of the beloved Hairy Bikers duo, poignantly shared a seven-word message in one of his final TV appearances before his passing aged 66 in February.

The heartwarming series featured Simon 'Si' King and Dave journeying along the UK's west coast after Dave completed his cancer treatment. Although Dave never disclosed the type of cancer he was battling since his treatment announcement in May 2022, he took a brief hiatus from work before returning to film the latest instalment, The Hairy Bikers Go West.

In an episode that hit close to home, the pair visited Lancashire, where Dave was born, stirring up heartfelt emotions. As the episode drew to a close, both Si and Dave took a moment to reflect on their adventures.

Si emotionally remarked: "It's great getting back here with my best mate. We didn't think 18 months ago that we'd be on the bikes again wandering around Dave's backyard and it's wonderful that we are."

Dave, with a beaming smile, then said: "It's been glorious. The motorcycling's been glorious. What can I say. It feels so good to be alive! ", reports the Mirror.

Si commended Dave for making the series special, after managing to resume filming post-cancer treatment. Si said: "It's a series that we will always remember, not that we won't remember others. We are very privileged to do what we do and I think this one was particularly special in general because of Dave's health and his sheer and utter determination and love for what he does. Especially to continue to do it while he was having treatment took remarkable courage and energy and adds to why Dave and I will not forget it."

Earlier this year, Si, 57, shared the news of Dave's passing with fans of the duo, known collectively as the Hairy Bikers, disclosing that he'd been by Dave's side when he passed away.

Si King
Si King

Fans were left in tears over a recent snap Si posted on their shared Instagram page, which they've called the "saddest picture they've seen in years". In the poignant photo, Si is seen from behind, chilling in a deck chair with a pint, gazing at a blazing fire pit. Poignantly, there's an empty chair beside him and an unopened beer bottle - a silent tribute to where Dave would have sat.

The comments section was swamped with emotional reactions, as one fan posted: "Possibly the saddest picture I've seen in years of you sat with a bottle and an empty chair." Another shared: "This image genuinely brought a tear to my eye. I'm back in the UK soon, will definitely try to buy a bottle or two and raise a glass to you both ! ! " And a third added: "I notice you have a beer for Dave too. Heart wrenching and heartwarming simultaneously."