Film: British cyclist completes 1000km non-stop ride through Dolomites and Alps

Mike Cotty navigated 21 mountains on his way through the Dolomites, Eastern Alps and Swiss Alps in August encountering storms and severe fatigue

British cyclist Mike Cotty completed his latest and toughest challenge in August, cycling non-stop, day and night for 1000 kilometres through the Dolomites, Eastern Alps and Swiss Alps taking in 21 mountain passes.

Cotty commenced the mammoth trip in Conegliano, Italy, and ended it in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. During the 50-hour trip, he encountered storms, headwinds and crippling fatigue and climbed over 21,000 metres.

The ride has also been logged on Strava.

Mike Cotty takes on the Alps, 36 hours non-stop

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