Dave Myers’ widow Lili shares heartbreaking message ‘beyond the grave’ after funeral ride
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Dave Myers’ widow Lili shares heartbreaking message ‘beyond the grave’ after funeral ride

The widow of Hairy Biker Dave Myers and his longtime friend Si King led a procession of thousands of bikers across the country today in tribute to the late TV star. The journey started in London, where Dave lived, and ended in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, where Dave was born.

It was a huge tribute to the TV star, who died earlier this year of cancer at the age of 66. “Dave Day” organizer Jason “Woody” Woodcock estimated that up to 30,000 competitors took part in the final stage.

The bridges over the M6 ​​and A590 motorways into Barrow were packed with spectators eagerly waiting for the motorcade to pass. Stops along the route included the National Motorcycle Museum in Coventry.

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Lili, the emotional widow of Hairy Biker Dave Myer, thanked the “phenomenal” efforts of the bikers. Lili, who rode pillion on Woody’s Knutsford bike, said: “Dave has always been a Barrowian through and through. He wanted to put Barrow on the map and he did it from beyond the grave.”

Dave died in February at the age of 66 from cancer and organizers have since set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for NSPCC Childline and the Cancer Research Institute in his honor. By 7pm, they had more than doubled their target of £15,000, with pledges exceeding £38,000.

In an interview with the BBC, Lili told how preparing for Dave Day played a key role in her grieving process. She said: “It’s endearing, it helps me through the grieving process because it makes me feel like I’m not alone in this.

“But at the same time, it’s quite difficult because every moment I’m reminded of what happened. He taught me many things to just live life to the fullest and not let anything bring you down. We just had so many adventures together, and it was fueled by his creativity, fueled by his energy. He took me a long way and just gave me this energy, and it shows now that he’s gone.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast from north-west London on Saturday morning, King described the event as “a celebration of my best friend who we lost” and admitted it would be “very emotional”. He added: “They all have Dave’s lovely sartorial elegance of the dodgy shirt.

“Some of them had them specially printed, it’s unusual. I mean, you wouldn’t buy a used car from them, right?”

King reiterated: “This is in memory of my best friend who we lost. And yes, it’s true, it’s very emotional. You never know how these things will affect you, you know, it’s a celebration of Dave’s life.

“That’s why we’re here, because he was annoyingly positive the whole time. We love him and that’s why we’re here.”