Badlands 2023: The Film
Describing itself as “the wildest gravel challenge in Europe”, this year’s Badlands certainly lived up those expectations – with heavy storms creating challenging conditions for the first day of racing. Watch the official film to see how it all unfolded.
While previous editions of Badlands have seen temperatures hit 40°C and above, this year’s race presented a somewhat unexpected challenge for an event that features Europe’s only desert – heavy rain, high winds and cooler temperatures. Cue last minute kit changes, frantic checking of weather apps and a sense of trepidation for what was ahead.
As always though, the Badlands community rallied and riders had the adventure of a lifetime. At the pointy end of the race, Rob Britton arrived first to the finish in a time of 1 day, 14 hours and 20 minutes, with Cynthia Carson hot on his wheels as the first woman to finish in a time of 1 day, 21 hours and 34 minutes.