Watch daredevil British biker take on Italian mountains in heart-stopping footage

Heart-stopping footage shows British mountain biker Gee Atherton take on tough terrain in the Dolomites in northeastern Italy.

The double World Champion is seen perilously close to steep drops in this behind-the-scenes look at the new installment of his Ridgeline Series video.

Filming took place this August, where access to Dolomites riding spots involved four-hour hikes, roped climbs, ladders and abseils.

The team was burdened with camera equipment, drones, food supplies and Gee’s bike, broken down to frame, bars and wheels to share the load.