A Cumbrian vicar helped officiate a special event in memory of Hairy Biker, Dave Myers.

The event, held on Saturday, saw around 20,000 bikers travel from London to Barrow-in-Furness.

It was held in dedication to the TV chef who passed away in February at the age of 66 having lived with cancer for two years.

Multitudes converged outside the town hall in Barrow.

It was there that they heard from Si King, Dave Myers' TV partner, along with close friends and family of Mr Myers.

Among the speakers was Rev Tony Ford, of St Mark's Barrow.

The vicar had been invited by Mr Myers' widow, Liliana, for a 10-minute reflection.

Mr Ford said: "It was such a huge privilege to be asked by Lili to speak at the Dave Day event.

"I was able to recite the words of comfort from Dave’s funeral and then we all sang Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer."

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He continued: "After that I was able to reflect on the words of the hymn, followed by prayers and a blessing.

"All the bikers who were there were so respectful and there was a great response."

The event, as told by Mr Ford, left a deep impression on Barrow's residents.

He revealed: "It was an absolutely amazing day and the people of Barrow, and all the biker visitors were able to show their love and appreciation for Dave.

"It was wonderful to watch all the bikes stream into town.

"The people of the town treated the bikers like royalty, waving and cheering as they drove along."

Before embarking on the ride, Mr King took to social media, admonishing participants to "be safe, be courteous to one another and we will have a smashing day."

The commemoration concluded with a concert at the Barrow Raiders rugby stadium.