On your bike

Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers have gone all Bradley Wiggins and swapped motorbikes for pedal bikes to match their new healthy diet. These are their post-Olmpic road race dishes

Clearly, the world has gone mad. Why? Well, the Hairy Bikers have been on a diet, which is enough proof, if ever it were needed, that the planet has tilted on its axis.

Their new book and BBC2 series, Hairy Dieters: How To Love Food and Lose Weight, claims to offer the key to losing weight without compromising on taste.

Hairy Biker Si King, who lives on Tyneside, says: “We’re two blokes who love food and we’re not this shape for nowt. Last year we spent four months sampling the finest patisseries in Europe. We had a blinding good time, but it left both of us with a bit of a spare tyre.

“There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of what you fancy. but we were having a lot of what we fancied, all the time. We were both on medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The opportunity then arose to make a TV programme about weight-loss and it was just the push we needed.

“It really is irrelevant that these recipes happen to be less calorific because, when it comes down to it, it’s just bloody good food.”

The four-part series Hairy Dieters: How to love food and lose weight,  is at 8pm on Thursdays on BBC2. The accompanying
book is in bookshops now

Hairy Bikers Recipes:

Spanish-style chicken bake  click here

Special cassoulet  click here

Southern-style Jambalaya click here


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