ORGANISERS have wound up an annual festival in the Borders to remember one of mountain biking's most popular competitors.

Jaymie Mart's sudden death in September, 2012 left the sport in shock.

The 31-year-old from Peebles was one of the sport's most successful female competitors - winning the Scottish Downhill title on seven occasions.

During the summer of 2013 many of her friends organised the first Jayfest with over 500 people enjoying a weekend of biking, music and fine food in Innerleithen.

Initial profits from the festival went towards helping young mountain bikers in the region.

And a donation was also made to mental health charities.

Jayfest continued to grow over the past two years with more than £15,000 being raised for charities.

But a decision was made this week to end the festival.

A statement from the organisers said: "The Jayfest committee have taken the tough decision to wind the festival up and call it a day.

"We've had two hugely successful years where we felt the powerful wave of love for downhill mountain biking, its family, friends and communities near and far, and for the uniquely irreplaceable, utterly daft, beautiful and much loved Jaymie Mart, whose tragic passing inspired the creation of Jayfest."

Jaymie's love affair with the Tweed Valley began during her university days - moving to Innerleithen in 2002 to be close to the tracks and her biking friends.

Her duel nationality allowed her to ride for Barbados, where her mother Paula was born and raised, and led to her being affectionately known as the Barbadian Bullet.

Jaymie was one of the most successful female racers in Scotland - claiming a silver medal at the World Championships.

But she struggled with depression despite her sporting, academic and business success.

And amongst the charities who will benefit from a final round of Jayfest funding are the Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide charity in Cumbria, who will collect £2,000, and the Scottish Association of Mental Health, who will receive the same amount.

The organisers added: "Due to the overwhelming generosity of those who were kind enough to support us, we find ourselves in the remarkable position of being able to donate a further £10,000 to charity.

"This brings the total amount donated to the charities we've supported to an overwhelming £15,500.

"The recipients have been chosen because we feel they're firmly aligned with the values Jayfest held close, and because we'd very much like the money raised by our little festival in a field to benefit others elsewhere."

A total of £2000 will also go to the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team and the same amount will be donated to the Mini Maiden mountain bike project for young girls.

A further £1,000 will help St Ronan's Primary School towards replacement hall lights, and £1,000 is going to the Lake District's 'Fix The Fells' project.