THE Hairy Bikers are exploring Cumbria and the north of England in their upcoming series for their most personal journey yet.

TV cooking duo, Si King and Barrovian Dave Myers, are returning to our screens with an eight part programme exploring the UK.

The series, entitled 'The Hairy Bikers Go North' which is set to air on BBC Two, will see the pair travel from the west coast to the east, discovering the northern producers who are revolutionising the British food scene.

Each week they’ll base themselves in one stunning location and explore the changing area through restaurants, recipes, producers and inventive new food entrepreneurs.

The Hairy Bikers begin their journey In Lancashire, the red rose county, and travel through Cumbria, Yorkshire, The Peak district in Derbyshire, Northumberland and Newcastle.

Along the way they take in some of the best gastro pubs in the land, meet award-winning local producers and an incredible range of young food entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing their local food scenes.

Si King said: "This is without doubt our most personal emotional and enlightening journey we’ve undertaken.

"Go North was a trip around the wonderful northern landscapes that shaped our identities, palates, culture and friendship.

"We met some great folk dedicated to their areas and to the continued success of their beloved communities. We flipping loved every turn of that motorcycle wheel.”

Dave Myers said: “It's been nearly a decade since we went on the road in Britain and it’s true you quite often miss what’s on your own doorstep. We had already decided to film in the UK before Covid was an issue and stopped foreign travel, so we filmed here through choice not circumstance.

"The series is a love letter to the north, and a celebration of the food and the people that produce it.

"Viewers will get to see the two of us in our temporary homes in an intimate, honest reflection of two life-long friends cooking laughing and living together.

"We found amazing cooks, chefs and producers who have chosen to make the north their home. The landscape and roads are as varied as the people themselves.

"Please join us for a joyous romp through some of the finest food in the world and the world that is ours, The Hairy Bikers."