A MAN who was taking part in a memorial motorcycle ride in honour of late Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers had his motorbike stolen from outside a Wirral Travelodge.

Thousands of motorcyclists travelled from London to Barrow-in-Furness, Mayer’s hometown, on Saturday, June 8.

Myers, who was part of the motorcycle-riding cooking duo with co-presenter King, died in February at the age of 66 after suffering from cancer.

Following Myers' death, his hometown in Cumbria organised the tribute day which also included a music concert and a service of remembrance.

Richard Kay, who was one of the cyclists taking part in the bike ride, travelled from Barrow-in-Furness to Wirral where he was staying in the Bromborough Travelodge on Pool Lane for one night to visit his son and grandchildren.

However, the following morning, when he went to travel home to Kent, he found his bike had been stolen.

He said: “Not a happy ending to ‘Dave’s Day’ for me. Travelled from Barrow yesterday morning to Bromborough and parked at the Travelodge for the night. Bike was ok at 9.30pm with the locks checked.

“Came down this morning to load it up and travel home to Kent and the bikes gone. Must have taken about four of them to lift it into a van.”

Following the incident, the bike was later found stashed in some bushes in Rock Ferry.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We are appealing for information following a report that a motorbike was stolen overnight of Sunday, June 9 outside Travelodge in Bromborough.

“It was further reported that the motorbike, a red Moto Guzzi  V85 TT, was found in a bush the next day (Monday, June 10) by a member of the public. 

“Enquires are being carried out, and officers are appealing for information, including CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage, which may assist the investigation.

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 24000514539.
“You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”