BIKERS across the county are being urged to take part in this year's Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run in support of charity.

The call comes after David Saunby announced that this year's beneficiary charity will be Guide Dogs for thee Blind puppy training.

This year's Jennings' Run will be Cllr David Saunby's 35th year in organising the event since the very first in 1988.

It followed the tragic death of Martin Jennings from Beacon, Camborne, tragic death competing in the 1987 Isle of Man Manx GP.

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Dave Saunby, seen here with Falmouth mayor Steve Eva in 2019, has been organising the event for 35 years

During this time, the run has raised in excess of £130,000 mainly for local charities.

"This year, I have set a target of £10,000 to sponsor a Guide Dog for The Blind from puppy training," said Cllr Saunby. "Right through to being handed over to its new owner, and I ask for the support from all the bikers in Cornwall, and those supporting the run from the roadside to make this happen in my 35th year.

"Last year we raised £9,200 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance under difficult circumstances due to lockdown rules, so £10,000 for a Guide Dog for The Blind is certainly obtainable."

Last year's event was cancelled due to Covid but replaced with a 'rolling run'. It is hoped that all restrictions will be lifted before the event takes place. This year's run is on Sunday, September 12. Covid and weather permitting.