Murray Walker among those celebrating new Beaulieu gallery

Motorsport legends open bike attraction

Motorsport legends open bike attraction

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THEY are three of the biggest names in British motorsport.
Murray Walker, Sammy Miller and Becky Cook have each carved a unique niche in the world of high performance cars and motorbikes.

Now the trio have opened a new motorcycle gallery at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is carrying out a major improvement scheme.

Murray, who lives near Fordingbridge, also unveiled a plaque in memory of his father Graham, curator of the first motorcycle collection at the attraction.

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The famous Formula 1 commentator viewed a Rudge-Whitworth bike (above) that Graham Walker rode to victory in the 1928 Ulster Grand Prix, becoming the first rider to win an international race at more than 80mph.

Sammy Miller is widely acknowledged as the greatest trial rider of all time, winning more than 1,300 races. He was British trials champion 11 times and also won the European Trial Championships twice.

He now runs the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum in New Milton, which boasts more than 300 machines.

Becky Cook, from the Isle of Wight, is Britain’s most successful female motorcycle trials rider. She has won the British Ladies’ Championship eight times and also landed the 2012 European Championships.

The ceremony was attended by the museum’s founder, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, and his eldest son, Ralph Montagu.

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