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Event Name: Java MTB Challenge
When: 12 October 2019
Where: Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Western Cape
Category: MTB

The 7th annual Java MTB Challenge takes place at Van Loveren Family Vineyards in the Robertson valley on 12 October 2019. This family-friendly event, showcasing the unique beauty of the winelands, is recognised for its great vibe as well as top routes & trails which come highly recommended by riders.


From this year, timing will be done by Great-Time; so entrants will no longer need to be PPA members to be timed. Instead, participants will be issued with a returnable JAVA specific race number.


As per Java tradition, all participants will be rewarded with medals & goodie-bags upon crossing that finish line and stand the chance of winning awesome prizes in the lucky draw. Coffee Snobs will add to the vibe at this fun-filled sporting day again this year with live music.


Schools from the Western Cape are invited to join the brand new Java Interschool Challenge in partnership with Spur. Cash prizes (sponsored by Spur) to the total value of R15 000 is up for grabs to schools with the

highest points tallied (R10 000 1st position, R3 000 2nd position, R2 000 3rd position). Register your school with Hattingh at 071 224 8730 | sport@robbie.co.za.


To date, the Java MTB Challenge has raised over R660 000 for its local community. Beneficiaries include Robertson High School, Robertson Primary School, Robertson Preparatory School, Wakkerstroom-Wes Rural School, Jakes Gerwel Educational Trust, Herberg Children’s Home and Bonnievale Vryburgers.

The main sponsors of the day are Van Loveren and Pick ‘n Pay (Robertson), with additional sponsorships from Bayer, Môreson Grondverskuiwers, APL Cartons, Ford Rola Motor Group, Bosman Adama, CTP Packaging, WESGRO, Cape Winelands and Spur.


The annual Wine on the River festival, on the banks of the Breede River in Robertson, takes place over the same weekend this year (11 -13 October). Entrants are therefore encouraged to bring their entire supporter crew for a fun-filled Java weekend. Find out more at www.wineriver.com | 023 626 3167.


This charity MTB event will delight regulars and first timers alike, so don’t miss out, enter today.

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  • 1 month later...

did the 45km in 2018, super fun.

does this mean a single bunch start for the 45km and 65km races as its no longer a PPA event?

Should be much better.....

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  • 4 months later...

Just not properly right after the flu .... 


Will sit this one out.  Certainly one the NICE events of the year !!

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