Video: Maratona dles Dolomites

Every year, several hundred British and Irish riders travel over to Italy to take part in the Maratona dles Dolomites – one of the world’s most popular and beautiful mass participation rides.

For the past 10 years, Ian Parr and his team have looked after a group of riders taking part under the Cycling Weekly name as they join around 9,000 riders from around the globe.

Last year, Jon Derricott shot some footage around the event to give you a flavour of why this event is so hugely popular.

The 2013 edition of the event takes place on June 30. More information can be found on the Maratona dles Dolomites website.

Click on the ‘play’ button below to watch the video.