The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

New Forest, Hampshire





The New Forest adventure race is always the most popular race of the series. In recent years, all available places have sold out several weeks ahead of the closing date for entries. So it's recommended that you enter online early to secure a place.

Event Details

The first event of the 2013 Questars Adventure Race Series takes place on the north western fringe of the New Forest. The area offers a great variety of terrain including classic New Forest woodlands, open heathland, grassy forest lawns and the wonderfully scenic Avon valley.

We are returning to the same event base used in 2011 but the course will be significantly different. As always, there'll be a great deal of route choice using the network of lanes, cycleways and footpaths.

Whilst the area is relatively flat, the variety of terrain offers a good challenge for experienced adventure racers and novices alike. It is not without a few ups and downs though, and the western ridge of the New Forest plateau may well be crossed several times during the day.

Event Base

The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EZ

Facilities Available

Car parking area and indoor hall for briefing and prize giving, plus refreshments, toilets, changing rooms and showers.

Event Timings - Provisional

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0830 - Race pack collection opens
0900 - Event briefing (lasts approx. 15 mins)
0940 - Earliest start time
1645 - Latest finish time
1715 - Results and prize giving

NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0930 - Race pack collection opens
1000 - Event briefing (lasts approx. 15 mins)
1045 - Earliest start time
1645 - Latest finish time
1715 - Results and prize giving

Further information on the event format is available here

Final details for this adventure race including entry lists, race numbers and other specific information will be posted on the Questars website noticeboard in the week prior to the event.

Entry Information

Sorry, but this adventure race has sold out - enter a different race now to avoid missing out again!

Entry fees increase by 10% two weeks before race day and online entries close one week before race day if places haven't already sold out.

Questars adventure races are always popular and kayak places often sell out, so early entry is recommended to avoid missing out.

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

Mountain bikes for this adventure race can be hired locally from Cyclexperience.

Cyclexperience have been providing a bike hire service at the New Forest Questars adventure race for many years now. They are offering the usual package for Questars participants which includes choice of bike, delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning. In addition, and for the first time ever, you can chose between 26" or 29" wheels!

For further details and to book a bike online, please see the Questars adventure race item on the Cyclexperience website here.


Are you looking for accommodation before and / or after the event? The New Forest has a range of different accommodation options. You can search here, or contact the local tourist information office for more details.


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