by Dave Anderson
July 9, 2014
A summer mountain bike festival, in Innerleithen is waiting for you, get it booked and get up there…
Jayfest was started to celebrate the life of Jaymie Mart, which sadly and tragically came to an abrupt end in 2012. In celebration of her life and of her many successes, it offers a new, exciting and unique addition to the Mountain Biking calendar.
Our mission statement: 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.
The Jayfest official website is www.jayfest.co.uk
Saturday & Sunday daytime program:
Jayfest will take place over the weekend of the (25th)* 26th & 27th of July 2014. Saturday and Sunday daytime will mainly comprise of coaching sessions from world class MTB coaches such as Emma Guy, Tracy Brunger, Helen Gaskell, Anja Reese Jones, Jess Stone, Sam Flockhart, Ben Cathro and Andy Weir as well as an open uplift service available to anyone who wishes to buy a ticket.
*On Friday the 24th July there is also an exclusive 3daylong women’s coaching day.
Tickets for all three days can be bought via THIS link.
Both Saturday and Sunday will see a vibrant “race” type village set up in the field adjacent to the Innerleithen trailhead car park with on site camping available at just £5 for the whole weekend (2 nights). Family activities will include a craft tent, with temporary tattoos, pottery, textiles, wood turning, and lots more. Kids cycling activities, free Yoga classes, live music and Penrith’s legendary “Moo Bar” will also be present on site to provide refreshments. Camping will be available in the adjacent field to the expo area and is priced at £5 for the whole weekend, there will also be toilets on site. Please have a look at our friends of Jayfest page to see who’s coming & helping us make the 2014 event a success.
On the evening of July 26th 2014 Jayfest presents “CASSETTE” a huge night of bass, big room club tunes, mash-ups, and the biggest audio and visual party this area has ever seen. Expect turntables, graphics, lasers, and the biggest and most eclectic night of dance music, brought to you by amongst others, Radio 1ʹ′s Ally McCrae, and headlining the event, The World’s Greatest Video DJ, Beat a Maxx. This will be the biggest party the area has ever seen. This event is licensed but due to the nature, there are some terms and conditions specific to it such as appropriate ID and age restrictions.
Tickets for the Saturday event can be bought via THIS link.