Van Loveren's Java MTB Challenge takes place on Saturday, 13 October 2018.
Distances: 80 km, 45 km, 20 km, 6 km and 10 km Trail Run
Starting times: 07h30; 08h00; 08h30; 09h00; Trail Run 07h15
Venue: Van Loveren Vineyards, Robertson Valley
Enquiries: Alet du Toit on 023-6151505
Cut-off / lucky draw Kids from 12h15, other 12h30
Pre-entries close Thurs, 11 October 2018 at 23h59
Online entries www.pedalpower.org.za / online entries from 1 June 2018
On-the-day late entries? Yes
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 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.
Proceeds to 6 local schools and charities: Robertson Primary School, Robertson Preparatory School, Wakkerstroom-Wes Rural School, Jakes Gerwel Educational Trust School, Herberg Children’s Home and Bonnievale Vrybrugers. Great lucky draw prizes.
We strongly advise that riders download the mySOS App on their mobile devices so that they may be tracked during the course of the race: https://bit.ly/2HNHtpD
No kids under 10 on 20km & 10 -12 year olds must be accompanied 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.
2018 Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance: PPA Other PPA Other
Trail Run: 10km* 120 120 140 140
6km 60 60 60 60
20km** 150 190 200 240
45km** 190 230 240 280
80km** 230 270 280 320
* - R 20 late registration fee
** - R 50 late registration fee