January 26 2007.
On Saturday 3rd March, the National Motor Museum plays host to three stars in the field of north-country motorcycle trials, for what promises to be a lively and entertaining evening.
There are two reasons for the long-standing rivalry between southern-based trials riders and their northern counterparts.  Whilst northern trials consist mainly of rock sections, the main ingredient down south is mud. Rock-specialists thus reckon they're much tougher than the Mud-men!  Fred Trueman explained the second reason, when he said ... "appen we are". 
This is the first time Beaulieu has had the opportunity to welcome three famous north-country trials riders together.  Factory teamsters and experts in their field, they are looking forward to putting across the north-country trials philosophy. So, at considerable physical risk, ex-motorcycle competitor historian and journalist, Mike Jackson, will explore the traditional north-v-south divide with Peter Gaunt (trials, scrambles, ISDT and road racing), Gordon Blakeway (trials, scrambles and ISDT), and Peter Fletcher (trials and ISDT).
The evening, starting at 8pm, will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum Trust Centre.  Before, the Museum will open from 6.30pm for a private view.
Tickets are £10 (with all profits going to the National Motor Museum Trust) and are available by contacting Theresa Browning on 01590 614792, email: theresa.browning@beaulieu.co.uk