The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Cotswolds Adventure Race

Kit List

What you NEED to bring...

Per Person

  • Cycle Helmet
  • Suitable Offroad Bike - Mountain bikes (with front suspension) are strongly recommended. Other types of bikes (e.g. cyclocross bikes) are not as suitable and may restrict 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! If you wish 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 - including your running shoes if different from those you wear cycling

What we ADVISE you to bring...

    • Water Bottle - or hydration system
    • Race Food - to eat on the go (bars / gels available to buy)
    • 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 - with a decent off-road tread
    • Watch - or other timing device
    • Compass - only useful if you know how to use it!
    • Map Pen - for writing on the map (available to buy)
    • Map Case - map holder / clear plastic wallet to put map & descriptions in (available to buy)
    • Map Board - map board for your bike (available to buy)
    • Waterproof Bag - or pouch / case for your mobile phone & valuables
    • Transition Bag - dry bag / plastic bag to leave your things in at the remote transition
    • Bike Bell - to warn others of your approach (some routes may be busy / popular)
    • 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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