Hairy Bikers Restoration Road Trip to Masson Mills August 2013

Hairy Bikers Si and Dave discuss how to get the spinning mule running again at Masson Mills.

Hairy Bikers Si and Dave discuss how to get the spinning mule running again at Masson Mills.

Swapping olive oil for engine grease, TV’s Hairy Bikers Si and Dave certainly got their hands dirty when they came to film at Masson Mills recently, where they spent two days helping to restore the one hundred foot long Asa Lees 1907 cotton spinning mule, and weaving their own Hairy Biker cloth on the oldest loom at Masson Mills.

Revving up their vintage bikes to go on their greatest road-trip yet, the Hairy Bikers Si and Dave tour the country, meeting on the way passionate enthusiasts bringing amazing machines of the industrial revolution back to life, from cotton mills to coal mines and steam trains to canal boats.

See their adventures at Masson Mills, Matlock Bath in "The Hairy Bikers: Restoration Road Trip", Episode 2 on BBC2, Sunday 18th August at 9pm. (The 3-part series begins on BBC2, Sunday 11th August at 9pm).