THE 34th Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run is hitting the road in aid of Guide Dogs for The Blind next Sunday, September 12.

Because of the pedestrianisation of Falmouth's main street from 11am to 4pm, the run original start time of 10.30am at the Tregurra Park and Ride Car Park at Truro, has now been delayed until 11am, so not to arrive at the finish in Falmouth before 4pm.

Well over 1,000 motorcycles are expected to take part in Cornwall's biggest biggest motorcycle run, on a countywide ride in memory of Martin Jennings who sadly died when competing in the 1987 Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix.

David Saunby, organiser of the run for the past 34 years says, "We need to get the timing just right, so not to arrive in Falmouth too soon, so we can legally ride through the town centre when the pedestrianisation of the town centre ends at 4.00pm."

The morning route of the run is kept secret to keep the ride as safe as possible, but the afternoon route is as follows.

A30 Chiverton; 2.30pm, Camborne; 2.45pm, Beacon Square; 2.50pm, where there will be a brief stop, and a minute's silence in memory of Martin Jennings, of Beacon, leaving Beacon at 3.15pm.

The run then proceeds up through Troon, Nine Maidens, arriving at Helston Turnpike at 3.30pm, then onto 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 finishing at the Falmouth Recreation Ground at 4.15pm, where the rugby club will be open for refreshments etc.

There will also be a catering van on site.

David Saunby added: " This year's target is £10,000 to sponsor a Guide Dog for The Blind, from puppy right through to being handed over to its new owner, and with last year's run raising £9,200 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, with the help of a" Just Giving" page, so spectators could also contribute, so this years target of £10,000 is a strong possibility."

"Motorcycle businesses through out Cornwall have also been asked to contribute, so we can reach our £10,000 target, so I look forward to their support."

The MJMA (Martin Jennings Marshals Association), will act as direction marshals, and also to ride within the run to help in keeping the run as safe as possible for all those taking part.

All of this as in past years depends on the weather, and in the event of wet conditions, the run will be postponed to the following week, or the next suitable Sunday, when weather conditions permit.

A "Just Giving" page has again been set up for this years run, where the link and up to date details can be found on the Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run facebook page.

It has been estimated that the run has raised over £130,000 mainly for local charities over the past 34 years.