Media release


Look who’s getting stuck in to National Vegetarian Week 2017!

The Hairy Bikers are getting stuck in…are you?

10 April 2017  

 Hairy Bikers NVW2017


TV chefs the Hairy Bikers are on board for National Vegetarian Week 15-21 May 2017! Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, are getting involved in National Vegetarian Week and they think you should too!  So visit  to get your free poster packs and sign up for newsletters filled to the brim with recipes, tips and fun stuff. 

The Hairy Bikers said: “As cooks, we’ve always appreciated our veg and they’re a hugely important part of our cooking. And lately, without really thinking about it, we’ve been eating less meat. The more we learn about cooking great food, the more we enjoy making use of all the amazing produce that’s on offer and creating dishes where vegetables, pulses and other plant foods are the stars of the show. That’s why we’re getting stuck into National Vegetarian Week this year… and we think you should too!”

Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive the Vegetarian Society, said: “This year we’re delighted to have The Hairy Bikers on board for National Vegetarian Week! We think the endearing duo are the ideal guys to help us encourage more people to give veggie food a go for the week.” 

The Hairy Bikers are excited to be publishing a vegetarian cookbook during National Vegetarian Week this year. The book called The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie is published by Seven Dials, and is the fifth book in the Hairy Dieters series, which has sold over 2.5 million copies. 

The Vegetarian Society is a charity that is passionate about veggie food and wants everyone to know how varied and delicious vegetarian dishes are!  Enjoying and maintaining a veggie lifestyle can be easy – and a great way to do it is with tasty meat-free recipes.


Notes to editors 

• For National Vegetarian Week logos and images please contact Su on  or call  0161 925 2000.

• A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products. Visit the website for lots more information 




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