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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

BBC Two commissions The Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66

The Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers) are about to embark on their most iconic road trip to date: America’s Route 66, spanning over two thousand miles of tarmac from Chicago to California. The boys will motor through eight different states, all with their own distinct landscapes, history, flavours and people.

Coming to BBC Two later this year, The Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66 is a brand new 6 x 60’ episode series produced by Twofour.

The Bikers' journey 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.

Si King says: “America has a multicultural food scene and is the home of some outrageous food. We’re all accustomed to the supersized portions and all-you-can-eat challenges that the USA has become known for, but we’ll be seeking out the best and most diverse cuisine this fascinating country has to offer.”

Dave Myers says: “Route 66 is a bucket-list trip for us and it truly is an American dream to take in the sights and scenery of this part of the world - all whilst enjoying some delicious local delicacies along the way.”

David Brindley, Head of Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, says: “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.”

Dan Adamson, Director of Programmes at Twofour, says: “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. In this epic adventure the boys serve up plenty of delicious looking food and definitely not just the usual burgers, brisket and BBQ.”

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