Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

Mount up on The Great Escape bike

  The owners of the Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird motorcycle used in the 1963 film, The Great Escape, is allowing the public to sit on the bike in the name of charity. The bike has been loaned to the organisers of the Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike and Scooter Show in the UK on May 29. …

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Celebrity trivia motorcycle quiz

Celebrity motorbike trivia quiz

How good is your motorcycle trivia and your celebrity knowledge? This week, our trivia quiz will test both. How much do you know about Top Gear, The Great Escape, Elvis Presley and Justin Bieber? Our motorcycle trivia quiz master, Dale, has been trawling his paparazzi files for the best celebrity brain-teasers. The above image actually contains …

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The all-star cast of The Great Escape trivia

Take our motorbike trivia challenge

How did you go in our first three motorcycle trivia quiz challenges? If you haven’t done them, go to the end of this story and you will see the other quizzes under the “Stories You May Also Like” heading. Now it’s time to take our fourth trivia quiz, but don’t worry because if you’ve been …

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Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s best riding tip

The best riding tip I ever got for cornering came from watching Steve McQueen playing in the sand with his friends in the classic 1971 film On Any Sunday. The late legendary Hollywood actor was also an accomplished motocrosser who even represented America in the international six-day enduro trials in 1964, so he obviously knew …

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Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

Great Escape tops motorcycle movie moments

The motorcycle chase and leap over the wire fence in the 1963 World War II film, The Great Escape, has been voted as the greatest motorbike scene in movie history by a UK insurance e company. It beat the Tom Cruise airfield ride on a Kawasaki GPZ900R in Top Gun, the riding scenes from Easy Rider …

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Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

Homage to Steve McQueen’s Great Escape site

An obsession with the movie, The Great Escape, has led Brit Don Whistance on a five-year search which has revealed several of the 1963 film’s famous locations, including the famous jump scene. His resulting website, thegreatescapelocations.com, has now become a homage for other film and motorcycle fans. “As a result of the website I know …

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