The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Cotswolds Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those people taking part in the 2018 Cotswolds adventure race.


Race Numbers & Kayak Times

Your race number, start time window and kayak timeslot can all be found on the Start List - do make a note of these details - you'll need them on the day.

You can start anytime within your start time window but remember if you are in one of the first or last kayak timeslots you need to allow enough time to get to / back from the kayak transition - a minimum distance of 7 km on the bike and 1 km on foot (all relatively flat).

The maximum time allowed for the kayaking is 60 mins for Masters and 50 mins for Novices (this includes getting on and off the water - allow 5 minutes for this to be on the safe side). You must not exceed the maximum time limit OR be late off the water (after your kayak timeslot has ended) otherwise you will incur a 50 point penalty.

Not sure how to fit everything in around your kayak timeslot? See the course planners guide for one way (a suggestion of how) you could do this.


Entry Amendments

Any entry amendments should now be made on the day itself - just let The Quest Team know at the front desk before the Race Briefing.



The event base will open at 0800. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving before 8am.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0800-0830 Recommended Arrival Time
0830-0900 Race Pack Collection
0900-0915 Event Briefing
0945-1030 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1545-1630 Teams Finish
1700-1710 Results & Prize Giving


NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0900-0930 Recommended Arrival Time
0930-1010 Race Pack Collection
1010-1030 Event Briefing
1050-1130 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1550-1630 Teams Finish
1700-1710 Results & Prize Giving


Facilities & Services

Facilities at the event base include:

- Toilets, Changing Rooms & Showers

- Food & Drinks including pre-race breakfast baps and post-race chilli see menu

- Indoor Hall for collection of team packs, the race briefing and the prize giving

- Medic on standby to provide first aid


Available to purchase on the day (cash only):

- Map Pens fine permanent pens for marking your map - £1.80 each view pen

- Bike Map Boards with reusable cable ties for mounting on your handlebars - £5 for A5, £8 for A4

- Map Bag clear plastic A4 wallet to put your map and checkpoint descriptions in - 50p

- Questars 2018 T-shirt technical wicking t-shirt, 100% polyester - £15 each (SRP £18)


Directions & Car Parking

This adventure race is based from Pershore College, Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP.

The college is on the south side of the B4084. The entrance is well signed from the B4084 (grid reference SO 958 449).

Turn into the college entrance from the B4084. Follow the event signage to the car parking area and marshals instructions on where to park.

Please share transport if possible. If each team comes in one vehicle it’ll be much kinder to the environment and you’ll also be able to talk team tactics on the way!

The map below shows where things are at the event base.



On Arrival

Make your way to the Event HQ in the Frank Parkinson Center (see map above).

Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

There is no registration - collect your team pack from around the edge of the hall at the appropriate time. These will be laid out in numerical order. If your team pack is not there or if you have paid for a t-shirt, come to the Front Desk to collect it.

Please note the team packs are slightly different this year in an attempt to make things easier for you, better for us and to cut down on unnecessary waste - in particular plastic packaging.

Each team race pack contains:
1 course map - with all the checkpoints marked on; printed on waterproof paper
1 EMIT card - electronic scoring device
1 numbered wristband - to be worn by one member of each team (who'll carry the EMIT card)
1 piece of cord - to secure your EMIT card

You will be given the checkpoint descriptions and values (printed on waterproof paper) as you start.

At the appropriate time, attend the race briefing.

Make your way to the start with your bike, and everything you need for the race, when you are ready to begin.


After the Race

Proceed immediately to the download station (in the sports hall). Remove the cord and hand in your EMIT card. You’ll receive a printout showing your total time and the checkpoints you visited. Check this carefully and let us know before the prize giving if any checkpoints you visited don't appear on your print out.

The print out will not show your score - these are calculated when everyone's finished and will be announced at the prize giving in the hall and put up on display afterwards.

Eating soon after you finish is proven to aid recovery. The Quest Kitchen will be serving chilli with hot & cold drinks near the entrance to the Frank Parkinson Center.

Changing rooms and showers are available on campus if you wish to use them.

A medic will be on standby throughout the day. If you pick up any minor injuries do see them afterwards as prompt attention can aid rapid recovery.

Prizes are awarded to each person in the winning team, in each of the ten different race classes. There are up to £1000 worth of prizes to be won, thanks to the support from our event partners...

  • Likeys - quality outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Clif Bar - organic energy products
  • Amphibia - innovative watersports gear
  • MapDec - products and services for cyclists
  • Stique - innovative bike tools

Final Word

Remember to...

• Respect the area and the local community
• Be great ambassadors for adventure racing
• Stay on permitted routes at all times
• Give way to members of the public
• Give all animals a wide berth


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