2018 event timings

Listed in alphabetical order in line with BC rules 

ID Forename Surname Finish Time
1 Robin Ainscow 02:43:10
2 Will Allaway 03:11:37
3 David Allen 02:09:17
4 Adam Allmark 02:51:07
5 Simon Alston 03:21:31
6 Steve Andrew 03:32:58
7 ronaldo angulo 04:18:01
8 Paul Anson 02:33:25
9 lee  Appleton  02:49:00
10 Stuart Arnold 03:53:06
11 Simon Ayres 02:13:29
12 Richard Bacon 02:18:17
13 Declan Bagnall 03:18:52
14 Brendon Bailey 03:07:24
15 Andy bailey 02:56:42
16 Jamie Bainbridge 03:34:38
17 David Baker 02:19:21
18 Neil Balcombe 03:36:49
19 Tim Balding 03:13:39
20 Lynn Ball 03:53:41
21 Christian Ball 02:44:21
22 Rick Banks 03:50:17
23 Paul  Banyagi Mugenyi 03:20:48
24 Andrew Barlow 02:45:51
25 Chris Barnes 02:54:30
26 Colin Barnes 03:28:26
27 Gareth Bates 03:16:04
28 Kevin Bavastock 03:41:05
29 John Beatty 04:03:05
30 Stephen Beaumont 03:20:45
31 tim beedles 02:43:49
32 John Bellis 02:22:51
33 Ctaig Bennett 03:21:25
34 Sam Bennett 02:59:40
35 Mark Betts 03:38:55
36 Edward Biddle 03:30:34
37 Dougie Bishop 02:48:21
38 Matt Bishop  02:40:07
40 Andrew Bone 02:08:54
41 Tracy Boss 02:36:55
42 Alen Bothwell 03:57:02
44 Richard Bradford 03:14:35
45 Keith Breeden 03:57:01
46 nick  breeze  02:36:55
47 John Brierley 03:25:43
48 Wayne Broome 02:33:27
49 Martyn Brown  03:55:09
50 Morgan Brown 03:11:51
51 owen brunsden 04:01:48
52 Jack Buckley 02:59:44
53 Gary Bullock 03:25:42
54 Graham Burgess 03:35:28
55 Gary Burns 03:36:42
56 Rob Butler 02:53:03
57 Roy Buttress 02:56:56
58 Steven Buxton 03:50:12
59 D M Carpets 02:50:11
60 Tony Carter 02:17:34
61 Lee Chapman 03:22:26
62 Susannah Cheslett 04:23:31
63 John Cheslett 04:23:30
64 Stuart Chetwynd 03:42:11
65 alan chitty 02:59:41
66 Feizal Chukoury 03:37:08
67 Thomas Clark 02:57:38
68 Oliver Clarke 03:39:23
69 Frank Clayton 03:50:12
70 Andrew Coe 04:21:37
71 Mark Connor 02:42:34
72 Damian Conway 04:32:27
73 Peter Cooke 03:23:37
74 Robbie Cooper 02:10:23
75 David Cornwell 04:50:37
77 Andrew Craddock 03:28:27
78 Anthony Crowther 03:16:33
80 James D'Arcy 02:04:21
81 geoge daniels 02:55:48
83 Kate Davidson 04:43:06
84 Chris Davies 02:35:28
85 Paul  Davies 03:06:43
86 James dAVIES  01:51:37
87 Paul davies 02:20:54
88 Nicolas Davis 03:30:36
89 Graeme Dawson 03:56:10
90 Helen Delves 04:30:25
91 Sarah Dexter 04:01:24
92 Samuel Dexter 04:01:30
93 Nigel Dooley 03:18:17
94 Andy  Jones 02:01:47
95 Faisal Douzi 02:20:56
96 Roel driesen 02:22:23
97 Chris Duffner 02:01:46
98 Andrew Dunn 02:46:56
99 Mike Duppa 02:29:25
100 Chris Edwards 02:07:15
101 Ian Edwards 04:50:38
102 David Edwards 02:51:35
104 Adrian Ellam 04:01:57
105 James Ellis 04:00:22
106 Darren Ellis 02:19:14
107 Russell Ellis 02:31:59
108 Dave Emberton 03:36:44
109 Nick  English 04:02:04
110 Alistair  Evans 03:12:24
111 alex Evans 02:29:17
112 Will Evans 03:37:09
113 Andrew Evans 02:05:41
114 Rich Farmer 03:16:13
115 Craig Fawkes 03:24:19
116 Tim Finch-Lees 00:08:27
118 Karl Fisher 02:19:18
119 Colin Fisher 03:24:17
120 Steven Fletcher 04:13:52
121 Martin  Fletcher 03:20:57
122 Peter Flint 02:17:21
123 Andy Forrester 03:53:06
124 andrew Fountain 02:07:17
126 Pete Franklin 03:45:18
127 Catherine Freeman 03:49:08
128 Gary Furber 02:50:51
129 Simon Gant 03:13:43
130 graham gardner 02:49:28
131 Lisa Garside 02:37:51
132 Dave Gaskell 03:23:38
133 Ultann George 02:33:48
136 james gittoes 02:49:01
137 Phillip Glaze 01:55:15
138 Bruce Godfrey 04:18:26
139 Julian Goff 02:23:06
141 George Gooderham 03:36:57
142 Jonathan Goodman 03:01:26
143 Edward Goodson 04:24:44
144 Mark Goodwill 02:26:15
145 Martin Green 03:41:52
146 Joe Green 03:10:20
147 David Greenan 03:05:40
148 David Gregg 03:34:01
149 Jonathan allan Griffiths 04:10:38
150 Julien Grimal 03:54:32
151 Victoria Grimmer 02:09:16
152 William Groves 03:33:26
153 Anton Gunter 03:53:44
155 Richard Hallett 03:26:55
156 Nigel Hamer 02:49:08
158 Sanford Hankin 02:19:53
159 Gwyn Harris 03:13:46
160 Tom Hartill 02:22:49
161 David  Hartill 02:56:57
163 Harry Hartill 02:43:40
164 Jason Hartwright 03:19:48
165 chris harvey 02:51:22
166 William Hatfield 04:48:36
167 Claire Hatfield 04:48:36
168 Alistair Hatton 02:18:13
169 Earl Hatton 03:56:31
170 Dave Hawkes 02:39:38
171 Jane Hawkes 03:35:32
172 Simon Hay 04:14:25
173 David Hayes 04:04:13
174 steve hayward 02:04:36
175 Neil Hayward 01:57:46
176 David Hayward 02:55:26
178 Warren Hill 02:56:53
179 wayne hinds 03:06:44
180 Dave Holmes 02:48:47
181 lee holmes 03:35:16
182 Gareth Hooper 03:16:29
183 Chris Horne 03:53:58
184 Rob Horton 04:01:59
185 James House 03:09:28
186 Simon Howard 03:10:12
188 David Humphreys 03:10:39
189 Ashley Humphries 03:47:36
190 Robert Humphries 02:40:10
191 M Hutchinson 03:05:42
192 Richard  Ince 03:01:20
193 Scott Jackson 03:55:06
194 Luke Jenkins 03:11:38
195 Gary Jeynes 02:58:28
196 Eddie Johnson 02:48:44
197 Will Johnson 03:41:53
198 Simon  Jones 03:01:03
199 Alvin  Jones 02:06:10
200 Russell Jones 03:01:42
201 Gerald Jones 03:59:46
202 Michael Jones 02:29:43
204 Ian Jones 03:16:01
205 Ian Jones 02:07:16
206 Carwyn Jones-Evans 03:44:51
207 Meurig Jones-Evans 03:44:49
208 James Joyce 01:59:29
209 Jarek Kanas 02:36:56
211 Ben Kennedy 03:16:05
212 Andrew Keyland 03:05:54
213 Darren King 03:23:09
214 Richard Kubilius 02:48:42
215 cezary kuc 03:18:51
216 Tom Langrick 02:35:01
217 Robert Lea 02:17:08
218 Paul Leather 03:20:57
219 Gareth Leek 02:18:07
220 Christian Lewis 03:35:16
221 Adrian Lewis 02:54:32
223 Nick Lincoln 03:24:20
224 Nick Loughlin 03:06:11
225 Andrew Loveland 03:36:46
226 andy macdonald 03:51:39
227 Nathan Male 02:59:43
230 James Martin 01:52:23
231 David Mason 03:04:57
232 David Mayo 03:31:53
233 Jim McAra 02:42:54
234 Mark McAree 04:04:23
235 Jason Mcarthy 02:54:25
236 Stuart Meese 04:01:54
237 Roger Merrick 03:16:11
238 Peter Millichap 02:57:20
239 alan mines 03:06:54
241 Lee Monks 02:08:33
243 Steve Moran 03:18:14
244 Stephen Moreton 03:06:33
245 John Morgan 03:05:44
246 Nicholas Morgan 02:36:57
247 Terry Morgan 03:59:45
248 Robert Morgan 03:59:46
249 ciaron morgan 02:37:50
250 Matthew Morgan 02:07:14
251 Ben  Morgan 02:25:50
252 Oliver Morgan 02:24:35
254 Huw Morris 03:14:41
255 David Morris 03:14:43
256 Adrian Morris  04:14:20
257 huw morris 02:49:21
258 Sean Morris 03:38:55
259 Jason Mosley 03:41:43
260 neil mottershead 03:16:03
261 Stephen Murfin 03:10:41
262 Tim Myatt 02:40:08
263 James Kelday 03:16:25
264 Mark  Nelson 02:42:26
265 Keith Nettleton 03:20:56
266 Charlie Oakley 03:42:11
268 andrew osborne 03:10:36
269 Nathan  Peck 03:05:39
270 Paul Owen 03:01:33
271 mark owen 03:00:29
273 Paul Page 02:52:32
274 Lewis Paged 02:02:14
275 lee palmer 03:36:05
276 Gary Palmer 04:33:06
277 Dennis Parry 03:15:53
278 Mathew Parry 02:25:50
279 Stephen Parry 03:25:42
280 Mike Paton 03:43:30
281 Jo patterson 03:10:41
282 rob patterson 03:10:41
284 Rob Pengelly 02:59:08
285 Andrew phillips 03:00:16
286 Daryl Phillips 02:51:15
287 Owen Philpotts 04:30:23
288 Steve Pierce 03:55:11
289 Anthony Pine 03:23:19
290 Graham Pocock 04:00:25
291 Nigel Pocock 04:01:11
292 John Potts 04:01:44
293 ian powell 02:35:03
294 Alison Powell 03:10:43
295 Mike Powell 03:10:21
296 Dave Power 02:34:00
298 David Price 03:18:50
299 Mark Prust 03:56:06
300 Dave  Pugh 03:18:55
302 david pugh 03:19:54
303 Dave Ramsbottom 03:10:31
304 Joe  Chandler 04:05:37
305 David Raymont 03:10:42
306 Steve Rea 02:54:37
307 Phil Reeve 04:36:57
308 Andrew Rice 03:16:48
309 Nigel Roberts 03:22:27
311 Dave Roberts 03:28:29
312 Nick Robertson 03:32:54
313 Tony Robinson 02:50:56
314 Alex Robinson 02:50:55
315 Chris Robson 03:56:56
316 Anthony Rogers 03:21:28
317 Ben Wadey 01:59:09
319 Hazel Ross 03:35:30
321 mark rowley 04:18:48
323 mark sayer 02:55:49
324 Alistair Scott 03:36:40
325 Christopher Seymour 03:25:58
326 Oliver Sharman 02:24:57
327 Paul Sharples 03:25:41
329 Nick Shenston 03:19:47
331 Graham Simcox 03:10:25
332 Chris Simpson 03:09:42
333 Dave Smart 02:18:13
334 Brett Smith 04:50:19
336 Crispin Smith 02:31:33
337 Kieron Smith 03:19:48
338 Eifion Smith 03:45:17
339 Barry Smith 03:59:45
340 Steve Smith 03:35:39
341 Lee Smithurst 04:14:20
342 Russell Smithurst 03:55:06
343 Gavin Sobkowiak 03:37:16
344 Gerald Speich 03:08:28
345 Paul Stephens 03:41:50
346 Nick Stevens 02:26:08
347 Nigel Storer 03:04:58
348 Phil Sweeney 02:04:36
349 Richard Tarling 01:57:48
350 Neal Taylor 03:03:39
351 jonathan taylor 03:05:45
352 Andrew Theaker 02:47:52
353 Huw Thomas 01:57:47
354 Robert Thompson 03:10:23
357 Jim Tipp 02:15:12
358 Andrew Titcombe 02:42:36
359 Ian Townsend 02:32:39
360 Catrin Tudur smith 02:35:03
361 Greg Turner 03:34:16
362 Jack Williams  02:41:05
363 Stefano Valducci 03:22:32
364 simon vale 03:03:31
365 Lee  Vater 04:33:07
366 Joe Vine 03:40:04
367 Gareth Vine 03:40:04
368 Eddie Visscher 02:16:21
369 franc volcansek 02:59:44
370 Jon Walden 03:01:20
371 Gary  Walters 02:22:53
372 Jim Walters 03:34:13
373 David  Wellings 03:57:00
374 Jonny Ward 03:05:32
375 Jody Waters 03:32:53
376 Nigel Webb 04:50:24
377 Aaron West 03:10:45
378 Paul Evans 03:25:40
379 Anthony Whitney 03:36:53
380 Robert Wilcox 02:52:55
381 Martin Wilkes 03:57:03
382 Neil Williams 03:08:02
383 GREG WILLIAMS 03:12:41
384 Robert Williams 03:53:57
385 Nick Williams 02:45:41
386 Howard Williams 03:14:33
387 Steve Williamson 04:01:24
388 Jack Wilson 02:28:48
389 myles wilson 02:41:37
390 Geoff Wilson 03:21:27
391 Rob Wood 04:10:38
392 Richard Woolland 02:51:37
393 Chris Worrallo 02:48:38
394 Glen Wright 03:20:44
395 Michael Wright 02:34:39
396 James  Pritchard 01:52:22
397 Dave  Bebbington 03:24:25
398 Sharon Yeates 04:02:50
399 Jack Young 02:19:03
400 David young 03:20:48

2018 Batch Burner, Powered by local business

As we move to our final event preparations and see things come together we can really appreciate how the support of our volunteers and local business supporters really make a difference. In particular Ludlow Brewery for making out Batch Burner pint glass vision come to life with one for every rider. Cheers for the support.

Also as we start to mark out the course, every wooden stake that we have used for all previous events has been kindly donated by Charles Randsford & Son Timber Merchant, not only that but they have provided timber products to help create an outdoor learning space at Norbury School. Thanks for the ongoing help.

It doesn't stop there, we have also received fantastic support form many businesses including: Torq, Montgomeryshire Water, Wentnor Stores, Harvest Wholefoods, Wildes Plant Hire, Think Idea, Barclays Bank and Plush Hill Cycles. Every pound of goodwill donated by these businesses saves funds that we can direct into the School charity fund. Thank you all

2018 Batch Burner Venue change

For this year we won't be using Norbury Village hall but you will find our event HQ just down the road, past the School. Use postcode SY9 5EB to get you close then follow the signs and marshalls to find us.

Inspired by the BatchBurners cake stall? Maybe?

Cakes and Mountain Bikes are always a good combination and we can fully appreciate how they have inspired the latest Torq gel flavours

TORQ have delighted their loyal fan base yet again with the launch of 2 brand new flavour profiles of their hugely popular TORQ Gel. The new Lemon Drizzle and Cherry Bakewell variants follow TORQ’s respected tradition of crafting authentic gel flavours which sound like they should be served up as a dessert rather than be consumed during vigorous exercise…

Both new gels are formulated using TORQ’s trademark 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend for superior speedy carbohydrate delivery. Backed by over 20 peer-reviewed published studies listed on their website, 2:1 Glucose:Fructose derivatives are absorbed into the blood 40% quicker than glucose-only formulations. Each gel also packs a punch, delivering 30 grams of carbohydrate (significantly more than many other brands) allowing it to function as part of the unique and user-friendly TORQ Fuelling System, where TORQ’s energy products can be combined together for optimal fuelling purposes.

 

Anyone who has tasted TORQ’s Rhubarb & Custard, Raspberry Ripple or Apple Crumble offerings will know that TORQ’s flavours are quite literally to die for and so will not be disappointed with these new culinary masterpieces.

The Cherry Bakewell flavour hits you firmly between the eyes and there’s no mistaking the rich raspberry jam, almond frangipane and subtle cherry topping. The Lemon Drizzle flavour is subtler, where the initial welcoming sensation of soft Victoria sponge cake is followed by a velvety citrus lemon drizzle to finish. Initial head-to-head taste trials seem to have them pretty evenly matched, although you couldn’t compare two more different flavour profiles.

TORQ’s new gels are available at over 600 Cycle, Run and Outdoor retailers all over the UK or direct from TORQ

Ransfords Timber Specialists: Thanks for the ongoing support

Back in 2013 we approached a local timber merchant as we needed to get some wooden stakes to help mark out the start/finish area, car park and the course, holding up event signs and linking the course tape to help riders find their way. Six years later and 100’s of timber steaks later local timber merchant Ransfords in Bishops castle are still happily delivering supplies for free to help us keep down the cost of running the event so that we can maximise the funds for charity.

For 2018 Ransfords have gone above and beyond to not only supply our annual stake delivery but to supply the materials to create a new decking area outside of one of the classrooms at Norbury School giving the teachers more opportunities to take learning outdoors.

 

 

Huge thanks for the ongoing support, if you need a timber specialist with roots in the local community we can vouch for the quality of what these guys do and how they do it.