The Hairy Bikers are returning to the BBC. BBC Two has commissioned The Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66, a six episode food travelogue following Si King and Dave Myers on a road trip across America’s Route 66 – a highway spanning over two thousand miles from Chicago to California.
The Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66 will be carved into six legs, in which they’ll visit destinations like Chicago, St Louis and Las Vegas, and travel through incredible landscapes from vast prairies in Oklahoma to the staggering scale of the Grand Canyon. The breadth of food on offer will allow them to experience everything from the very latest L.A. trends to regional specialities that only the locals know about.
The six episode series is being produced for BBC Two by Twofour. The Executive Producers are Dan Adamson and Melanie Leach for the Twofour Group. The Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66 was commissioned by BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland and the BBC’s Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment David Brindley. The BBC Commissioning Editors are Catherine Catton and Max Gogarty.
“This will be the ultimate American road trip and a real treat for fans, celebrating the greatest food, characters and locations along the ‘Mother Road’ of the USA”, commented Dan Adamson, Director of Programmes for Twofour. “In this epic adventure the boys serve up plenty of delicious looking food and definitely not just the usual burgers, brisket and BBQ.”
While David Brindley, the BBC’s Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, added: “It’s always a joy to have the Hairy Bikers on our screens, and they are sure to bring the excitement and thrill of this iconic cross-country road trip to audiences on BBC Two later this year.”