The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels

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.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2011 - 2013)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Food

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Episode 2

Episode 2x02; Sep 5, 2013

The Bikers head north to Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire where Si and Dave helped a team of volunteers start a brand new meals on wheels. They want to know if the group has managed to keep the scheme going but when they first arrive, they find an omino

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x02: Episode 2Sep 5, 2013
2x01: Episode 1Sep 4, 2013
1x04: Episode 4Oct 4, 2011
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