Like a training school for wheelies! Luckily, I am posting this dispatch from the UK where I have just been to wheelie school. And what a fantastic experience it was.

Check out the wheelie school website.

Any skill I had for pulling wheelies vanished a long time ago. A lot is down to racing instinct, which makes you want to get your weight ‘over the front’ to quell any incipient wheelie because it simply wastes time. Of course the front wheel coming off the ground sometimes happens under hard acceleration, especially on particular bikes, but that’s not the same as deliberately doing one and controlling it.

Mario at wheelie school

Mario doing a wheelie, the cut of switches can be seen behind the bike. If they touch down too hard they cut the power and end the wheelie