The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Brecon Beacons Adventure Race


Kit List

What you NEED to bring...

Per Person

  • Cycle Helmet
  • Suitable Offroad Bike - Mountain bikes (with front suspension) are strongly advised. Other types of bikes (e.g. cyclocross bikes) are not as suitable and may hamper your progress but you may use them if you wish to do so providing they have appropriate tyres for off road use (slick tyres are not allowed). Any participant using an e-bike must declare this before they start and will be non-competitive (i.e. not eligible for a winners prize). Check your bike beforehand to make sure it's in a good condition - including your bike tyres otherwise you will spend most your time fixing punctures! If you want to hire a mountain bike you need to book it in advance with Drover Cycles

Per Team

  • Bike Tools - for fixing punctures e.g. pump, tyre levers & spare inner tubes
  • First Aid Kit - to deal with any minor injuries
  • Whistle - to summon help in an emergency
  • Emergency Foil Blanket - or survival bag
  • Mobile Phone - specified on your entry (to carry with you in case of emergency)
  • Rucksack - or other type of bag, big enough to carry everything in

What we ADVISE you to bring...

    • Water Bottle - or hydration system
    • Race Food - to eat on the go (energy bars and gels available to buy on the day)
    • Waterproofs - wind and waterproof outer layers (top and bottom)
    • Clothing - layers to keep you warm during the race
    • Hat - sun / winter
    • Gloves - mountain bike / winter
    • Trail Running Shoes - decent off-road tread preferable
    • Watch - or other timing device
    • Compass - only useful if you know how to use it
    • Sun Cream - parts of the course area are exposed to the elements with little shade / shelter
    • Pen - permanent marker for writing on the map (available to buy on the day)
    • Waterproof Bag - or pouch / case for your mobile phone & valuables
    • Bike Bell - to warn others of your approach (some routes are busy / popular with walkers)
    • Transition Box / Bag - waterproof bag / plastic box to leave in transition with your kit in
    • Bike Lock - a lock to slip round your bike / bikes when not in use

Additional Notes

GPS devices may be carried with you to record your route for post-race analysis. GPS enabled devices should not be used for any navigational purpose or to view your position during the race (except in case of an emergency). It's a good idea to download and install the OS Locate app on a smart phone, which can be used to let both the emergency services and us know your exact location in an emergency.

 

 

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