The Hairy Bikers front a campaign to save Meals on Wheels. In support, BBC Learning will encourage audiences to volunteer to help older people.

The Hairy Bikers made their name cooking real food for real people. Now they are riding to the rescue of one of our great national culinary treasures - Meals on Wheels.

At its height this iconic institution delivered more than 34 million meals to the elderly and infirm, but over the last eight years the number of Meals on Wheels delivered nationwide has plummeted by over a third.

For Dave Myers and Si King saving Meals on Wheels is personal: from the age of eight Dave cooked for his poorly mum and Si rallied round to help feed his mother when she fell ill. It taught them the importance of good food in caring for people in need. Spurred on by these early experiences the Bikers' mission takes them on a journey across the country, all the way to royalty.

The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-13

The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels - Dave Myers (presenter) - Netflix

David James Myers (born 8 September 1957) is an English television presenter, best known as one half of the Hairy Bikers, along with Si King. Together, they have presented a number of television cookery series for the BBC. They have also launched their own product called The Hairy Bikers Diet Club.

The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels - Early life - Netflix

Myers was born in Barrow-in-Furness where his father worked as a foreman in a paper mill. He attended Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys where he had an inspirational art teacher. He went on to earn a fine art degree at Goldsmiths, University of London and a master's degree in art history. Myers then became a professional make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics. He met Si King in 1995 on the set of a TV drama titled The Gambling Man.

The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels - References - Netflix