The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series

Chilterns Adventure Race


Race Day Information

Final details for those people taking part in the 2019 Chilterns 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 choose when you start within your start time window. Come to the start (pushing your bike) when you are ready, a few minutes before you actually want to begin.

The maximum time allowed for the kayaking is 55 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 us know at the front desk before your Race Briefing.


The gates at the front of the school will open at 8am. Please give us sufficient time to set-up by not arriving at the event base before this.

MASTERS (6 hrs)

0815-0845 Recommended Arrival Time
0830-0900 Race Pack Collection
0900-0915 Event Briefing
0945-1025 Teams Start
Time Limit – 6 hours from when you start
1545-1625 Teams Finish
1700-1710 Results & Prize Giving

NOVICES & DUO (5 hrs)

0900-0930 Recommended Arrival Time
0930-1000 Race Pack Collection
1000-1020 Event Briefing
1045-1125 Teams Start
Time Limit – 5 hours from when you start
1545-1625 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 2019 T-shirt technical wicking, 100% polyester - £15 each (SRP £18) see t-shirt

- Energy Bars & Gels to keep you going!

Please note and adhere to the following restrictions at the event base:

These are part of the hire terms and conditions that we have had to accept in order to be able to use this venue.

- No SPDs in the hall please remove SPDs when in the sports hall - only non marking shoes are allowed

- No Dogs are permitted on the premises (this includes the sports field as well as inside the buildings)

- Smoking is prohibited on the school grounds

Directions & Car Parking

The event base for this adventure race is Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2RG

The school is on the south west side of Chartridge Lane (Grid Ref SP 953 021). There are only a limited number of parking spaces at the school itself. Only park within the marked bays onsite. Parking is not permitted outside the marked bays on site as access routes must be kept clear for emergency vehicles at all times. Please share vehicles / transport if possible.

There are two separate car parks at the school, each with their own entrance off Chartridge Lane (see map). There aren't enough car park spaces for everyone to park at the school, but their should be enough spaces for Trio Masters participants to park onsite (as they will be arriving first). Trio Novice and Duo participants should therefore expect the car parks at the school to be full when they arrive and plan ahead accordingly as follows...

Cones will be placed across the entrance to the school car parks when they are full. Please do not stop (or turn in) if there are cones across the entrance (as this will cause congestion). You will need to find somewhere safe to park on one of the many residential streets in the surrounding area. Penn Avenue is opposite the school and leads to Beechcroft Road and Hampden Avenue, all three of which have room for parking along them. Please park considerately. Only park on one side of the street - the same side as everyone else so as not to cause an obstruction or upset the local residents. Do not park on or near junctions so moving vehicles have a clear line of site when turning. Please do not park along the main thouroughfares - Chartridge Lane and Lowndes Avenue - as this will cause congestion and potentially put the safety of you and other participants at risk.

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

On Arrival

Make your way to the Event HQ in the Sports Hall (see map above).

Grab a bite to eat and drink from The Quest Kitchen

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

Each race pack contains:
1 Course map - with all the checkpoints marked on; printed on A3 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 A4 waterproof paper) as you start.

At the appropriate time, attend the event briefing.

Before you start, put your bike in the transition area on the recreation ground together with anything else you need during the race.

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 has 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.

Changing rooms and showers are available in the Sports Hall 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 over £750 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
  • 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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