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2018 Java MTB Challenge

When: 13 Oct, 2018 - 13 Oct, 2018

Where: Van Loveren Vineyards, Robertson Valley

This event includes some new single track specifically developed for the 2018 Cape Epic, which can be enjoyed again after the event!

  • 6 km: An easy, non - technical ride suitable for children, perfect for families to do together.
  • 20 km: An ideal route for beginners with rewarding vineyard and valley views.  Mostly jeep track with some single track, gentle hills, not very technical with only 250 m elevation.
  • 45 km: A rewarding route for fit, experienced riders; includes challenging and technical climbs and descents and sections of the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic. Elevation of +- 550 m. Spectacular views! 
  • 80 km: A grueling route for experienced, top riders only. Includes sections of the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic and and new custom-built single tracks. Challenging 1800 m elevation.
  • 10 km Trail Run: A most scenic route crossing the Breede River, along vineyards, not that tough, participants are welcome to do as a brisk walk as well. This is a self - timed event.  

Directions to the venue

From Cape Town, take the N1 towards Worcester and continue on the R60 towards Robertson. Continue straight through Robertson until you reach the traffic circle on the R317. Turn right at the traffic circle towards Bonnievale. Van Loveren will be approximately 15 km along on your right.

Safety first

We strongly advise that all riders download the mySOS App on their mobile devices so that they may be tracked during the course of the race

No kids under 10 on 20km & 10 -12 year olds must be accompanies by an adult rider.

Remember to bring and wear your PPA MTB funride board: kindly add R25 for a permanent Racetec timing board if you do not already have one. PPA members receive their first MTB timing board for free. Replacement boards are R50. These permanent timing boards can be used at all MTB events timed by Racetec. No helmet, no ride. Children u/12 will be allowed on the 20 km route only if accompanied by an adult at all times.


Trail Run – PPA: R120 | Other: R120
6km – PPA: R60 | other: R60
20km – PPA: R150 | Other R190
45km – R190 | Other: R230
80km – R230 | Other: R270


80km - 07h30 
45km - 08h00
20km - 08h30 
6km - 09h0045km – R190 | Other: R230
Trial Run - 07h15

Late entry costs will apply from 11 October 2018. R20 late registration fee for Trail Run & R50 late registration fee for MTB.

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