The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Wiltshire Downs

The third event in the 2011 one day Questars series makes a welcome return to the chalk hills and vales of the Wiltshire Downs.

The Vale of Pewsey lies between the uplands of Salisbury Plain to the south and the Marlborough Downs to the north. Its an area Quest know well and we always enjoy creating new courses here. In 2011 we'll design a fresh challenge that will have something for all comers from novices to the most experienced adventure racers alike.

The kayaking transition point is adjacent to the event base with splendid kayaking along the Kennet & Avon canal.

Pewsey railway station is less than a mile from the event base, so why not come adventure racing by train?

Event Base :

St Francis School, Marlborough Road, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5NT

Facilities Available :

Car parking, large indoor sports hall for briefings and prize giving, refreshments, toilets, changing rooms and showers.

Provisional Event Timings :

Masters : Collect team packs at 0900, Event Briefing 0930 - 0950, Starts from 1015

Novices : Collect team packs at 1015, Event Briefing 1045 - 1110, Starts from 1130

Finishing times between 1615 and 1715

Results and Prize Giving : 1730


Further information on the race format is available here


Final race details including Team Lists, Start Times and any other specific information will be posted onto the Questars website noticeboard and sent to teams by email in the week prior to the event.

Online Entry :

Enter the Wiltshire Downs Questars adventure race online here.

The deadline for entry is Sun 10 July 2011. However, there are only a limited number of kayak places available and these often sell out several weeks in advance. So do make sure you enter early if you wish to kayak.

Extra Maps :

Each team pack contains a course map printed on A3 waterproof paper pre marked with checkpoints. If your team would like extra maps these need to be purchased when you enter online.

Bike Hire :

Bikes for this event can be hired from Cyclexperience along with helmets, tool kits and water bottle cages if required.

Cyclexperience are offering a special package for Questars competitors which includes bike, delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning costs. Bikes and accessories can be booked online, on the Cyclexperience website by clicking on the relevant link below:

Accommodation :

Are you looking for accommodation before and / or after the event? You will find some accommodation available in Pewsey itself and many other options in neighbouring towns and villages. Search for the perfect place here, or contact the local tourist information office for more information.


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