Cyclings Granfondo’s (Italian for Big Ride) grow in popularity year to year, but what was it like starting one more than 30 years ago? What where the trials and tribulations for a little cycling club from the Dolomites?
On July 7th 2019 it will be the 33rd edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites, a ride tackling the legendary mountain passes of the Dolomites. 33 years into making, it's grown from 187 km and 5,400 el. gains, drawing in 166 participants in 1987, to 9,000 participants and over 33,000 requests to ride today!
Listen to the anecdotes and adventures from “ground-zero” organiser Igor Tavella, son of the founder of the Maratona dles Dolomites organiser Eduard Tavella.
About the speaker:
Igor was 11 years old on 12th July 1987, we he helped set up the feed zone on the hardest mountain pass of the first edition. He considers the Maratona like his 3rd sister, with all love and hate moments that siblings can share. Igor is still member of the organization committee of the event, manages the family owned and bikehotel Ustaria Posta and is founder of the leading active tour operator of the Dolomites Holimites.com.
More about Igor here.
Join us on the night for a chance TO WIN: four nights holiday in Alta Badia/Dolomites for 2 people with 2 entries for the Maratona dles Dolomites-Enel 2019. The prize is offered by holimites.com the official tour operator of the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel!
Craft on draft, Square Mile coffee and freshly prepare food will be available until 9pm (we're open until 10pm).
FREE, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-story-of-the-maratona-dles-dolomites-tickets-58121513010
Tuesday 2nd April, from 6:30pm
49 Old St. EC1V 9HX
FREE! RSVP here!