One man's obsession with motorcycles will see a classic collection sold at auction next month.

The Peter Bennett collection of classic twin shock trials bikes are being sold by Charterhouse in their Sherborne salerooms on Tuesday May, 31.

George Beale from Charterhouse said: “Peter has decided it is time to let other enthusiasts enjoy his collection and instructed us to auction everything he has amassed.

“It is a fabulous insight into one man’s 40 year obsession of riding, collecting and generally tinkering around with twin shock motorcycles.”

Peter Bennett grew up with wheels and engines as his father owned a successful garage.

In the 1960’s Peter competed as a solo rider with success and returned to trials again in the 1980’s, this time with Bob Honey as his passenger in sidecar trials.

In the collection there are some 60 complete bikes, about 20 dismantled bikes and a huge selection of spare engines, gearboxes, tanks, wheels and other parts, all of which are being sold without reserve.

The bikes and spares date from the 1960’s with the last bike Peter purchased being five years ago.

In the collection there are Greeves, Fantic, SWM, Yamaha, Royal Enfield, KTM, Yamaha, Bultaco, Honda, Montessa and Italjet amongst many others.