Jayfest 2013: Celebrating the life of Jaymie Mart, downhill champion

Entries are now open to Jayfest 2013, a two-day downhill event in memory of Jaymie Mart.

Adam is organising Jayfest in memory of his sister Jaymie Mart.

For those of you who don’t know about Jaymie, she was a highly accomplished and successful downhill mountain biker, winning the Scottish Series seven times, and gaining a silver medal at the World Championships.

Not only did Jaymie excel at mountain biking, she was also a highly successful business woman offering much needed nutritional services to the athletic world, but more importantly she was an active and truly vibrant personality who was vocal about getting more women into sport.

Jaymie was an international mountain bike star, successful business woman and vocal about gaining support for women in sport. Jayfest aims to celebrate her life. Image by Ian Linton.

Jaymie Mart’s brother, Adam, is organising Jayfest, a festival in her honour this summer at Innerleithen, Scotland. Jayfest takes place from 14th to 16th June 2013 and aims to celebrate her life, which sadly and tragically came to an abrupt end in 2012.

The innovative and exciting mountain biking festival will host an invigorating range of mountain biking events, complemented by a multitude of supporting events over the course of the weekend. Jayfest aims to promote biking, the arts, fun and laughter, all in the stunning setting of the glorious Tweed Valley.

The weekend will offer a variety of biking coaching sessions and races, and will also including a world record attempt at the longest mountain biking train. The festival will also include The Marketplace, a chill out teepee, children’s entertainment, pump track, and nutrition and wellbeing booth.

Coaching sessions will be available, with help on hand from top world class coaches Tracy Moseley, Ben Cathro (Sick Skills), Helen Gaskell, Emma Guy, Tracy Brunger and Andy Weir of Tweed.

Jayfest will have a strong focus on both coaching and the nurturing of new and emerging downhill mountain biking talent at a grass roots level. Money raised will contribute to the backbone of the festival, The Jaymie Mart Foundation. It is the aim of The Foundation to nurture and support both socially and financially, talented downhill riders in their future careers, in the hope that they grow to become successful athletes of the future, and go on to compete on the world stage.

For more information and event listings please visit the Jayfest website or follow the event on facebook and twitter.


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