HORDES of motorbike riders from the north of England are due to descend on Barrow in a celebration of the life of Dave Myers.

June 8 is due to mark 'Dave Day' with memorial events and entertainment being held in Barrow to remember his life.

Thousands of motorcyclists have already set out plans for a ride out from London to Barrow.

A separately organised ride will see more bikers head to the town from Newcastle and meet up with the other riders.

The northern route is due to begin at Seaton Burn Services from 9.15am before heading to Carlisle then Killington Lake Services and on to Barrow.

The southern ride will see bikers head out from the Ace Cafe in London at around 8am, arriving outside Barrow Town Hall before 4pm.

According to organisers, stops on the way are due to include service stations at Oxford and Knutsford, the National Motorcycle Museum outside Birmingham, with Cafe Ambio at the M6 junction 36 due to be the penultimate stop at around 2.30pm.

 Money raised from the ride is due to be donated to The Institute of Cancer Research.

'Dave Day' is due to see people gather at the Barrow Raiders ground for a celebration event on June 8.

As well as the concert at the club's ground, there will be a stage at Barrow Town Hall.

Lancaster-based Massive Wagons are among the acts.

Bikers have already shown their respect for Dave by participating in a ride out in East Yorkshire.

Thousands ventured from Beverley to Scarborough in East Yorkshire to honour the legacy of Barrow-born Hairy Biker.

Planning for the special 'Dave Day' in Barrow to celebrate the TV chef's life started after the idea was floated at a get-together following his funeral.

Graham Twyford, a long-time friend of the Hair Biker, said Dave's wife Liliana had suggested the idea of a memorial day with people present on the day.

The Hairy Biker's death was met with an outpouring of emotion in Barrow, with well-wishers paying tribute in a book of condolence stationed at the Forum theatre.