Riding on the back wheel for a kilometre at over 200mph is the goal of motorcycles competing for the wheelie world champion title. This can be seen over and over again at the 11th World Wheelie Championship set to take place in England in mid-August. Up to 30 top competitors from the USA, UK, France, Holland and Ireland will be competing for the world title. Success depends exclusively on the rider’s high-level skill, which is used to control the speed and balance of the motorcycle. This is no mean feat as some of these retro fitted machines are the most powerful in the world.