Will you be the Badass Rouge?

In the Tour de France the rider who finishes last is accorded the coveted distinction of being the “Lanterne Rouge”. Traditionally, this position has become much sought after over the years. Here at the Bowland Badass we have fashioned our own downmarket version of this for the person who drags their shattered carcass back to Bowland Badass Headquarters last: The Badass Rouge. Oh yes! Oh yes! Oh yes!

Turbino Badass inspects the prize

Turbino Badass inspects the prize

What is more there is a no expenses spared prize up for grabs. Last year the “Great Plattini” scooped this prestigious award with a thumping time of 15 hours and 43 minutes. This year we are sure that the quest to be the last finisher will be extraordinarily tough with many hardy souls vying for the title of Badass Rouge. We hear tales of epic cake eating and marathon telly sessions as some of our participants limber up for a crack at it. So, we’re sure there will be plenty of you vying for this honour and hoping to be in with a shout of winning this amazing prize…… but remember, in order to win it you actually have to finish the Badass. Nobody gets a prize for being an utterly pathetic DNF-er!


Posted on June 25, 2013, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Richard Jewell

    Hi prof won’t be able to ride this year. Going to ride in the French Alps instead. Cheers

    Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:38:49 +0000 To: rj183600@hotmail.co.uk

  2. Jim Truscott

    I believe I am the Badass Rouge and would like to claim my glittering prize please. I seem to be unable to walk properly now so a wheelchair would be great, thanks.

    • The timing sheet is being finalized Jim, but preliminary calculations indicate that, although stunningly long, your completion time of 16:07 has in fact been beaten. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts you were not the slowest……..:-)

  3. Gutted. Back next year to go slower still. I love a challenge.

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