Some Barrovian viewers have taken issue with the latest episode of The Hairy Bikers Go West.

The synopsis of episode three said Dave Myers, alongside best friend Si King, explores Lancashire as an 'emotional homecoming' for Dave.

One man said: "Can anyone remind professional Barrovian Hairy Biker Dave Myers where Barrow is after last night's episode? Disgraceful."

Others were quick to point out however that when Dave was born in 1957, Barrow was in Lancashire before Cumbria was amalgamated from the administrative counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, Lancashire and West Riding of Yorkshire in 1974.

The Mail: Dave Myers with his mum at the beach as a childDave addressed this straight off in the first two minutes of the show by saying: "I was born in Barrow-In-Furness which was part of the county of Lancashire back then so I always feel a sense of homecoming when I ride these roads."

During the episode, there are references to his Barrow upbringing along with plenty of pictures of Dave as a child.

The pair's first stop is Morecambe Bay when they set out to find a good breakfast.

Dave adds: "There's a whole infrastructure and life that evolves around bay."

The Mail: The Hairy Bikers make a dish with Morecamba Bay's salt march lambHe then points over to Barrow and says: "From way over there from where I was born putting out long lines out for plaice and sea bass to over here." 

They then pay a visit to Archers Cafe at Carnforth to sample some of the bay's famous salt marsh lamb.

Later they head further south to Ormskirk where they tour a crisp-making potato farm and create a dish celebrating local spuds, before meeting a family who make gingerbread according to an 18th-century recipe. 

The Mail: Si and Dave in the back garden of Mr Thompson's bakeryThey then end their journey at the award-winning Moor Hall restaurant before stopping off at one of the restaurant's suppliers in Tarleton.

The episode then finishes on an emotional note as Dave states that he didn't think he'd be motorcycling again after his cancer diagnosis in May 2023.

The Mail: Dave with his dad enjoying a desertSi said: "Great that I'm back here with my best mate. You know, we didn't think that 18 month ago, we'd be on the bikes again and wandering around Dave's backyard."

Dave re-iterates at the end very end that he was a 'Cumbrian' but that he was born Lancashire and that motorcycling again has been 'glorious' and that it's good to be alive'.