The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Cotswolds Adventure Race


Welcome to the Questars Adventure Race SeriesThe second event in the 2020 Questars Adventure Race Series will take place on the middle Saturday in May.

In recent years the May event has been held in the Cotswolds, the South Downs and the Chilterns. In 2020 the event will return to the popular northern edge of the Cotswolds between Tewkesbury, Worcester and Evesham.

The plan for the 2020 Cotswolds Adventure Race is to make it different from previous events by using a different venue - one that we haven't used for a Questars adventure race before. This will open up some new areas for the trail running and mountain biking, and we are also exploring the possibility of kayaking on a different stretch of water too!



due to the coronavirus situation in the UK

Race Overview

Questars adventure races are for beginners & experienced adventure racers alike, and include mountain biking, trail running plus the option to kayak as well. All kayaking equipment is provided and bike hire is available if needed; so all you need to take part is a pair of running shoes and a sense of adventure!

Take part on your own as a solo participant, in a pair, or as a team of three/four people.

We give you a map with all the checkpoints marked on and you see how many you can visit within the time limit. You choose which checkpoints to visit and in what order; hence the time spent and distance covered on each discipline is up to you. See the race format for full details.


Event Base

Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall
Main Street
WR10 3NH


Facilities Available

- Car Park
- Village Hall (indoor venue/space)
- Event Catering
- Toilets
- Changing Rooms & Showers


Provisional Timings

0830 - Map collection opens
0900 - Event briefing (15 mins)
0945 - Earliest start time
1645 - Latest finish time
1715 - Results & prize giving

0930 - Map collection opens
1000 - Event briefing (20 mins)
1045 - Earliest start time
1645 - Latest finish time
1715 - Results & prize giving

The times above are given as a guide and may alter slightly (by 10-15 mins) depending on participant numbers. Timings will be confirmed in the week before the event when the start list is published.


Entry Information

Entries for this adventure race are now open - enter online here

Entry fees increase as the event gets closer - view prices

Enter for FREE when you pledge to fundraise for our charity partner of the year Sparks

All entries for this adventure race close on Sunday 10 May 2020 if places don't sell out before this.

Choose from the following three different race options...

Questars Trio Masters Adventure RaceQuestars Trio Novice Adventure RaceQuestars Duo Adventure Race


Bike Hire

Mountain bikes for this adventure race can be hired from our friends over at Drover Cycles and collected from the event base on the day.

Two different levels of mountain bike are available; a Standard MTB and a High Spec MTB which offers a better level of suspension and components. All are well maintained. The hire prices (stated on the Drover Cycles website) include use of a helmet, pump and repair kit, but not delivery to and collection from the event base which is a little bit extra to cover the cost of this.

Hire bikes must be booked in advance. Early booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Call Drover Cycles on 01497 822419 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to hire a bike for this race.


Course Maps

Each team receives one copy of the course map on waterproof paper, with all the checkpoints marked on. Extra copies of the course map can be purchased when you enter online if needed.

The course map uses Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Explorer map data - view sample of map data
NB. Give the page time to load fully - a street map appears first whilst the OS map data is being retrieved. Don't zoom out as this will change the map dataset.

If you are not familiar with 1:25000 OS maps, make sure you also have a look at the map legend


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Find Out More

Have a look at the 2019 Chilterns Adventure Race to discover more and see what to expect...



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