Sisters of Send Weekend 2020 – Wales’ first women’s MTB festival!

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The Sisters of Send collective is excited to announce the launch of Wales’ first women’s MTB festival, the Sisters of Send Weekend 2020. Taking place in the heart of the Afan Valley, the two-day festival is designed to help inspire and nurture sisterhood in MTB while having a bloody good time riding bikes, making friends and taking part in some brilliant events. 

There will be coaching and guiding sessions running throughout the weekend with private use of the legendary Afan bike park, a bespoke skills area, an air bag, an epic 4X track and even the private use of some of the local singletrack. 

In addition to this, brands such as crankbrothers, Ergon, Juliana, Trek, Marin, Fenwicks, Smith and ION will be showcasing their wares in the Event Village, joined by local businesses and non-profits like Trash Free Trails and the Afan Valley Trail Volunteers.

Sisters of Send Weekend 2020

  • Date: May 16th – 17th, 2020
  • Venue: Bryn Bettws Lodge, South Wales
  • Tickets: Available here

There have never been so many women shredding the trails, and Sisters of Send aim to keep that momentum going by hosting riding events that will inspire, encourage and nurture the women’s mountain bike movement.

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (1)

    Love the Idea! We need more women on bikes!

    My wife and I instantly decided to book tickets..
    ..until we saw how much it will cost.

    £100/£150 for two + food, drinks and petrol, for a night in the field in Afan seems to be quite steep. Especially for a new event 🙁

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