What is Jayfest?
Jayfest is a non-profit making, inclusive summer Mountain Bike festival, set in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Innerleithen. The festival aims to further the sport of mountain biking for riders of the present, and of the future through world class coaching, music and art. Jayfest will bring families together, unite communities and help to nurture new talent through the Jaymie Mart Foundation, set up to inspire young riders to be the very best they can be.
Jaymie Mart was a highly accomplished and successful downhill mountain biker, winning the Scottish Series seven times, and gaining a silver medal at the World Championships. Jayfest aims to celebrate her life which sadly and tragically came to an abrupt end in 2012. In celebration of her life and of her many many successes, it will offer a new, exciting and unique downhill event to the mountain biking calendar in the beautiful Scottish town of Innerleithen.
The Foundation is the financial backbone to this event, and aims to provide two young riders who are able to demonstrate huge promise in the world of downhilling with a means tested grant.
Here’s a video showing last years Jayfest action
When is Jayfest?
Jayfest 2014 is on the weekend of the 26th to 27th July in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders
What’s going on at Jayfest?
There is stacks going on. From an Uplift Service so you can blast down the World Class Downhill Trails in Innerleithen to Coaching, Historic ride around Innerleithen, Talks and a Dance Night to round it all off.
Where is Jayfest?
On the 26th & 27th of July at Traquair trail-head in Innerleithen, you’ll find an invigorating combination of downhill mountain biking coaching for riders of all ages and abilities. From the young ‘uns just starting out in the saddle, through those who’ve fancied it for years but never tried. World class professional coaches will also be on hand all weekend to offer the very best of advice on your mountain bike technique & how to improve it.
Camping will be available on site payable on arrival for £5 (2 nights). The campsite is right next to the Jayfest site and in a great area. But please bring bike locks and look after your gear. Jayfest cannot be held responsible for damage to, or loss of property. There will be toilets on-site.