The Martin Jennings Memorial Run has been postponed for the second week running.

Organiser Dave Saunby has announced the decision in the last few minutes this evening (Friday) about the event that was due to take place this Sunday.

It has already been postponed once this year, from last week, with the weather forecast now striking again.

Mr Saunby said: "With most of the weather forecasters now starting to fall in line for Sunday's weather, predicting rain and showers in the morning clearing away after midday becoming dryer in the afternoon with isolated showers, which could result in wet roads, I sincerely regret that for safety reasons I have no option but to postpone the 34th Jennings Run to next Sunday, September 26. Sorry."

The run had originally been due to take place last Sunday, September 12, but was cancelled on Saturday due to concerns over the forecast.

Speaking earlier today about the decision to postpone last week, Dave Saunby, event organiser for the last 34 years, said: "This September has been one of the worst years for predicting weather patterns in Cornwall I can remember, with so much uncertainty if rain is forecast and where and when it may fall, whether it's light or heavy showers or continuous rain.

"It has always been the case over the years that if a just a few light rain showers are forecast early in the morning, and then brightening up mid morning and throughout the day, the run has always gone ahead.

"It's when rain or showers are forecast throughout the day, then decision making is much more easier, by postponing the run to a later date.

"For those taking part, the safety of all is paramount, when decisions are made, especially those taking part for the first time, and also the young inexperienced riders on L plates for example, who may panic if a heavy shower happened to drop its load on the run once in motion, possibly causing them to panic, braking harder than normal, going down, and possibly causing a pile up.

"This is just one of the many factors which are put into the mix when decisions are made, so I have to put my faith in mainly the local weather forecasters concentrating mainly on Cornwall, to get their forecasting right.

"Thankfully, I made the right decision last week, with fairly dry conditions in the morning, and rain coming in in the afternoon, which could have caused havoc on the wet roads, with so many bikes in convoy."

The Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run, held annually in memory of Martin Jennings who sadly died when competing in the 1987 Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix, usually attracts well over 1,000 bikes, from smaller bikes to the high powered super bikes, on a 100-mile tour of Cornwall, raising money for charity at the same time.

However, Mr Saunby said that it was "always putting the safety of all taking part first, and foremost."

When the event takes place it will have about 50 marshals who will ride within the run keeping a general eye on things, and also to act as direction marshals so nobody gets lost.

NHS qualified first aiders, will be at the start and finish, along with other services.

Run rules and disclaimer sheets will be handed out to all taking part when they arrive in the morning, by members of the Guide Dog for The Blind Association.

"There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to organise an event of this size, and all the motorcyclists have to do is just turn up on the day, put their fiver in the charity box on arrival, and enjoy the day out on the bikes.

"Its not just about riding out in convoy on the bikes, but it's, also a big social gathering at Truro in the morning, possibly meeting friends you haven't seen for years, and catching up on old times, before heading out on the open road at 11am," added Mr Saunby.

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

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.

The popular annual motorbike run is estimated to have raised more than £130,000 for charity over the last 34 years.

The 34th run will be raising money for Guide Dogs for The Blind, with the target being to raise £10,000 to sponsor a puppy through to being handed over to its new owner.

Last year's run raised £9,200 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, with the help of a Just Giving page, meaning spectators could also contribute.