Brit Butt Light 2017 - 4 Wheels Bad, Two Wheels Good.

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
03 BSA Factory 0250
04 Bluebird Cafe - Coniston 1400
05 The School Bike Project - Adams Grammar School 0540
06 Santa Pod Raceway 0675
07 National Motorcycle Museum 0260
08 Triumph Motorcycles 0310
09 Ariel Motor Co 1500
10 Hesketh Motorcycles 1800
11 Nissan / Aircraft Museum of the North 4000
12 Toyota Factory - Bumpers Nursery 0430
13 Bentley Motors 0360
14 Jaguar Landrover 0300
15 CCM - Clews Competition Motorcycles 0380
16 Norton Motorcycles 0620
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
22 Wigan Pier 0250
23 The Orwell 0500
24 The Moon Under Water 0800
25 Wellington College 0800
26 Montague House 3000
27 White Swan - near site of original Norton factory 0280
28 Grinnall Trikes 0840
29 SRM Engineering 0650
30 Devil's Bridge Falls 0500
31 Touratech 0925
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
36 Skegness Stadium 1100
37 Uncle Eddie's 1650
38 McLaren 400/1000/1400
39 Rusty Spoke Motorcycles 0695
40 Edward Elgar 1320
41 Cheese Roll 0495
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