Preview: The Hairy Bikers Go North

The Hairy Bikers
The Bikers are in Northumberland, where Si spent many summers as a boy. Photo: BBC

It’s off to Northumberland for the Bikers as they continue their northern odyssey in a county they know very well. Si knows it well, having grown up within arm’s reach of it, and possessing many fond memories of holidays. He is keen to introduce Dave to some of the chefs and producers he has befriended over the years.

Starting in the seaside town of Amble, where they eat fresh seafood from the North Sea, the hairy bikers head to a potato farm at the foot of the Cheviot Hills that grows nine different varieties of potato. The next day, after staying at Dave’s surprising choice of accommodation, they head to Lindisfarne to take a look at the oyster beds in the island’s tidal estuaries.

Next, they visit a local farmer known as the Lamb Man on a small, family-run farm – where they cook a roast rack of lamb with honey-roasted vegetables. And on their final day, they sample the ultimate fish and chips in Bamburgh.

The Hairy Bikers Go North – Thursday at 7pm on BBC Two