If you fancy yourself a bit of a daredevil and you’ve always wanted to learn how to wheelie, then why not head to a wheelie school, to learn the ropes on someone else’s bike?
There are loads of schools around the UK that will have you hoisting the front wheel in no time. Of course, we know this is illegal on public roads, but if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and want to learn this impressive skill in the presence of trained professionals, it’s a day to remember.
Training facilities will provide the bike but you normally have to provide your own bike gear and in most cases, a valid motorcycle licence. Most of the schools use bikes fitted with anti-flip wheelie bars, which cut the ignition if you go up too high or too quickly.
A course usually lasts for a full day and guarantees a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with small groups, so you get a more personalised experience. Here are some of the top wheelie schools up and down the country:
Who is it for
If you've always wanted to hoist the front but you're not quite brave enough to learn on your own bike.
Why you should do it
You'll learn great machine control, surprise yourself with how easy it is when you have the technique sorted and you'll have a great laugh.
What does it cost
Roughly £150 for the day.
Motorcycle Wheelie Schools in the UK
Below are a selection of professional UK-based motorcycle wheelie schools that run regular dates and have a track record of happy customers who have successfully learned to wheelie!
North Weald Airfield, Essex, CM16 6HR | 07876 457847
Learn to perform wheelies either sat down or stood up. Using the schools bikes, with anti-flip technology.
You can then progress onto your own bike when you feel comfortable. A full day course taught by professional motorcycle stunt artists. Prices start from £220. Groups of 4+.
Rufforth Airfield, YO23 3QA | 0800 955 0202
Focusing on small groups (2:1 ratio) Extreme Wheelie provide a 1-day course from £225. Taught by professional stunt riders on new Yamahas and aimed at any skill level.
London | 020 8597 7333
For an exhilarating day’s training in a ultra-safe environment, Kneedown school offer a wheelie school which will build on a riders skills without them having any prior knowledge of the stunt. Training take 1 day, you are provided with a specially adapted bike with safety features. Prices start from £225.
Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7PB | 07401 190009
The only wheelie school in Wales, Wheelie Days work with small groups for maximum training time. Suitable for beginners to more able bikers, costs are £125 per person.
I Want To Wheelie
Finmere Aerodrome, Buckingham | 07415 334347
For £200, you get to train in a secure environment in small groups of 10 or less. If you don’t wheelie by the end of the course, you can take it again for free.
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