Martin Jennings Run marks 25 years
9:00am Sunday 9th September 2012 in Falmouth/Penryn
The annual Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run will take place today – for the 25th time.
The event commemorates Martin’s untimely death in the 1987 Isle of Man TT race.
It was first held in 1988, and this year’s ‘silver jubilee’ run will begin at Garras Wharf Car Park in Truro at 10am.
David Saunby, who organises the run, said: “It is hoped that a record entry of nearly 1500 motorcycles from all over Cornwall and beyond are expected to take part in the countywide ride in aid of the Phoenix Stroke Appeal in this special year. The morning route is kept secret because of safety reasons and to keep the run together.
“The best viewing places in the afternoon would be the bridges and lay-bys on the A30 between Chiverton Cross Roundabout and Camborne West at approximately 2pm where the run will then make its way through Camborne and up to Beacon, Martin's home village, for a 15 minute stop at 2.15pm, where a minute’s silence will be observed in memory of Martin, and other bikers that have lost their lives on the roads of Cornwall.
“The run will then make it's way to Falmouth, via Troon, Helston, Rame, Longdowns, Penryn By-Pass, Ponsharden, Greenbank, High Street, Town Centre, Bar Road, Castle Drive, Cliff Road, Western Terrace, finishing at the Falmouth Recreation Ground at 3.30pm, where the Mayor of Falmouth Geoffrey Evans will welcome the bikers, and entertainment will be by the rock band Ocean Fever. “Everyone is welcome to attend, and to be treated to a free bike show.”
In the event of rain, the run will be postponed for one week.