The organiser of a charity biker run has said he is blown away by donors' generosity after the event smashed its target.

The Martin Jennings Memorial Run raised £4,150 through its Crowdfunding page which was closed to further donations on Sunday evening. This brings the total amount raised to over £11,000.

Organiser David Saunby said: "I am just blown away by people's generosity.

"The bikers and the residents of Cornwall have stood up to the plate, and certainly wanted this guide dog for the blind, and we now look forward to Guide Dog Kernow being born in the not too distant future, and if it's a black Labrador would be the icing on the cake."

The Packet newspaper will be following Guide Dog Kernow's progress, from being born, to puppy training, and right through to being handed over to its new owner.

Cynthia Herbert from Cornwall Branch Guide Dogs for The Blind Association praised the riders for their efforts.

"Well done David Saunby," she said. "At some point, in the, hopefully, not too distant future, a visually impaired person will receive a guide dog (named Kernow) thanks to you, all the generous bikers; and others who have contributed to raise this truly amazing amount.

"Thank you all so very, very much."

The Martin Jennings Memorial Charity Run takes place every year in memory of local rider Martin Jennings from Beacon near Camborne who tragically lost his life on the Isle of Man in 1987.

Sunday, September 26 saw hundreds of riders take part in the event which saw them following a route round west Cornwall starting in Truro and finishing in Falmouth, taking in Martin’s home village where one minute’s silence was observed.

Crowds lined the route to support the bikers and gave money to the event’s Just Giving Page.