Dave Day: Hairy Biker Si King and Lili Myers’ give moving speeches

Thousands of people, including 20,000 bikers, arrived in the town to pay tribute to Dave Myers. Taking to the stage outside Barrow[1] town hall around 6pm alongside ride organiser Woody, the pair gave sincere and heartfelt speeches. Bringing on a knitted version of 'Dave', Si started by saying: "I don't know where to begin.

What a welcome from Barrow. Without you, the day would not have happened. Lili Myers with the knitted 'Dave'Lili Myers with the knitted 'Dave' (Image: Chris Warner)

"Every single motorcyclist that's come into your community and town today - we've all been in tears. Not one dry eye. "As we've come through, we've seen everybody on the over bridges, on the motorways, on the A590, it's just been unbelievable, so give yourself a massive round of applause - go on Barrow-in-Furness - come on!"

The mic was then given to Lili who thanked the lady who knitted the mini Dave. (Image: Chris Warner) She said: I want to thank everyone who has made the effort to come today, some from Malaysia. "Some of them really struggled in different ways to make their way here, but they did.

"Some of us relate to what has happened to Dave and that is why they are here tonight. "I've heard stories of people going through cancer and that kind of moves my heart because I know what that means because the past couple of years have been horrendous and we went through this together. "But I want to say if you know a person who goes through that be their friend, be with them because that counts for a lot.

"I have so many amazing friends that have helped me go through what I've been through. "So a big applause to those who helped Dave go through his illness. "He was always a Barrow lad and very proudly so.

He wanted to put Barrow on the map and by god today he did that in a big way."


  1. ^ Barrow (www.nwemail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Dave Day: Meet the couple who moved to Cumbria because of Dave (www.nwemail.co.uk)