The annual Martin Jennings Memorial Race, which sees more than 1,000 motorcyclists pass through Cornwall to raise money for charity, has been postponed.
The event, which was scheduled to start at 11am tomorrow (Sunday 12th September) from Tregurra Park and Ride in Truro has been postponed by organizer David Saunby.
He took to social media this morning to say, “With the weather systems changing all the time, there is now a rain forecast by Kernow Weather Team, so in the interest of safety we have no no alternative but to postpone tomorrow’s race. Sorry. “
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The race should now take place on Sunday, September 19.
Motorcyclists from across the county and beyond take part in the event honoring Martin, from Beacon to Camborne, who lost his life competing in the 1987 Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix.
The following year, David Saunby organized the first Memorial Race, starting from Falmouth Recreation Ground with 30 bikes – by the end of the race there were 130. The race now attracts over 1,000 motorcyclists and proves it all. quite spectacular.
The morning race route is being kept secret to keep the ride as safe as possible, but the afternoon route was, and should always be when it takes place: A30 Chiverton 2:30 p.m., Camborne 2:45 p.m., Beacon Square 2:50 pm, where there will be a brief stop, speeches and a minute of silence in memory of Martin and all the other bikers who lost their lives on the roads of Cornwall, leaving Beacon at 3:15 pm.
The race then passes Troon, Nine Maidens, arriving at Helston Turnpike at 3.30pm, then Falmouth, via Rame, Longdowns, Treliever, Penryn Bypass, Hill Head, Ponsharden, North Parade, Greenbank, High Street, Market Street, Church Street, Arwenack Street, Bar Road, Castle Drive, Cliff Road, Spernon Wyn Road, Pennance Road, Western Terrace, finally ending at Falmouth Recreation Ground at 4:15 p.m., where the rugby club will be open for refreshments.
This year’s goal is £ 10,000 to sponsor a guide dog for the blind from puppy to handover to new owner. The race is estimated to have raised over £ 130,000, mostly for local charities over the past 34 years.
The JustGiving link and updated details are available on the Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run Facebook page.
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