The sun came out and shone for The 34th Martin Jennings Motorcycle Run got under way, despite fears of no fuel at the pumps, which still attracted just over 1,000 motorcycles at the start at Tregurra Park and Ride Car Park Truro.

Organiser David Saunby said: "We were a little bit down on numbers this year, which I believe was down to possible fuel shortages due to the panic buying, which would mainly affect those travelling down from Plymouth and further afield from taking part, but with plenty of fuel available at our lunch stop at Cornwall Services, there was no problem with bikes running out of petrol.

"The run went very smoothly indeed, travelling as far east as Camelford in the morning , and as far west as Helston in the afternoon.

The minute's silence at Beacon, Camborne was impeccably observed in remembrance of Martin Jennings who lost his life racing in the 1987 Manx GP, and all other riders who have lost their lives on the roads of Cornwall."

Thousands of spectators lined the route waving the bikers on, as the huge convoy of motorcycles made its way around the county covering 100 miles.

"The bridges on the A30 were packed with spectators," said Mr Saunby. "Cheering and waving flags as we made our way to Camborne which always gives massive support to the run and Helston too the people turned out at Turnpike to watch us ride through, and then on our way to the finish at the Falmouth Recreation Ground.

David also said, "Approximately £6,000 was collected on the day, from the bikers entry fees, and donations from the public".

"The Just Giving page has reached about £2,000 to date, which will be added to the total collections on the day, and with the target of £10,000 to sponsor a Guide Dog for The Blind from puppy training right through to being handed over to its new owner, it's a very strong possibility we can now achieve that target with help from the general public, by going to the Just Giving page below".

There was also a nice surprise for David when at the start of thwe run he was presented with a cut glass vase by John Bassett of Truro, thanking him for all the effort he has put in over the past 34 years.