In 2017, Brit Butt Light 9 was titled "4 Wheels Bad, Two Wheels Good" with a George Orwell and Transport theme - bonus locations included historic bike factories, modern bike factories, land and water speed record locations, car museums, etc., as well as including some references to George Orwell and his books. Bonuses were to be found as far east as the North Sea coast, as far south as Bournemouth, and as far north-west as The Lake District.
Feedback from the riders was once again excellent, with all those taking part having a good time.
Scoring was more refined than in previous years, with no errors. Practice obviosly makes perfect :-)
The bonus listing was as follows:
|Bonus No.||Bonus Name||Points|
|01||Watsonian Squire Limited||0825|
|02||Pendine Sands - Museum of Speed||3800|
|04||Bluebird Cafe - Coniston||1400|
|05||The School Bike Project - Adams Grammar School||0540|
|06||Santa Pod Raceway||0675|
|07||National Motorcycle Museum||0260|
|09||Ariel Motor Co||1500|
|11||Nissan / Aircraft Museum of the North||4000|
|12||Toyota Factory - Bumpers Nursery||0430|
|15||CCM - Clews Competition Motorcycles||0380|
|17||Rivington Great House Barn||0275|
|18||Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum||3500|
|19||Lakeland Motor Museum||0450|
|20||Cat and Fiddle Inn||0720|
|21||Site of former Raleigh Cycles Factory||0220|
|24||The Moon Under Water||0800|
|27||White Swan - near site of original Norton factory||0280|
|30||Devil's Bridge Falls||0500|
|32||James Starley - inventor of the bicycle||0220|
|33||Hundred House Inn||2400|
|34||Beers of Europe!||0900|
|35||One small wheel, one Legend - Lemmy Blue Plaque||0365|
|39||Rusty Spoke Motorcycles||0695|
|42||Nothing Butt - (bring the Rallymaster a bottle of suitably themed beer)||0750|
There were 2 combination bonuses - 25 and 26 could be combined for an additional 1000 points, and 22, 23, and 24 could be combined for an additional 1500 points.
The top 3 finishers were:
1st - John Young (14610 points), 2nd - Lee Edwards (14610 points), and 3rd - Eric Backhouse (12240 points).
The observant amongst you will notice that first and second have identical points! The differentiator is that 2nd place travelled an additional 18 miles!
Created: 26 January 2015 by Rick Allies
Last modified: 4 February, 2018