Those with their ear to the ground will know that during recent years the Sisters of Send women's mountain bike festival has had its fair share of delays. That is, until now as the festival has set a date in May 2022 to kick things off.
The Sisters of Send festival is a two-day event that'll take place in the heart of the Afan Valley, South Wales, which aims to nurture sisterhood in MTB, all whilst having a smashing time.
During the festival, riders can take advantage of taster sessions run by industry recognised coaches, they'll have full and private use of Afan Bike Park, and there will even be a supervised airbag to help dial in your jumping technique. That's not all, as the venue is also home to the UK's biggest 4X track which will host a massive mates race, alongside Afan's new dual slalom track that's been built by the hands of the Afan Trail Volunteers.
With all of that, the event village will welcome vendors, bike brands, and local businesses such as Marin Bikes, Schwalbe, Fenwicks, Crankbrothers with more to be added, all of which will be showcasing the latest kit.
The event is for everyone who identifies as a woman and loves riding bikes, regardless of their ability. As for prices, the Adult Rider ticket is priced at £85 and that one will allow entry to the event village, riding activities, races, and on-site camping (which is included). For ages 11 to 15 years, that'll cost just £55 but they must be accompanied by a paying adult.
If you just fancy having a mooch around the event village, a Village Pass will set you back £25, and that also includes camping. If you'll be bringing a child under the age of 10, it'll be free for them.
If you have a male friend or partner who you would like to bring along with you, don't worry because that's all accounted for. To make that happen, the woman of the duo will need to purchase a Rider ticket and the bloke will have to nab a Village ticket. The man will then have access to the village, be able to ride the Afan trails and camp but won't be able to take part in any events.
The Sisters of Send festival will take place from May 14th to 15th with camping available from the evening of the 13th and can be found at Bryn Bettws Lodge, South Wales. Tickets are on sale now, but be quick as spaces are limited.
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