This year's Martin Jennings Run will raise money for the Stroke Association in honour of a veteran biker who suffered a massive stroke and is not expected to recover.

Ivor Uren, aged 65, of Redruth suffered a massive stroke and a bleed on the brain last September, and has been bed ridden ever since in a nursing home in Hayle, and is very unlikely that he will ever recover.

Falmouth Packet: Ivor suffered a serious stroke last September and is not expected to recoverIvor suffered a serious stroke last September and is not expected to recover (Image: Family handout)

To honour his contribution to the biking family and to raise awareness of the condition, the 36th Annual Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run scheduled for September 10 will raise money for the charity.

Run organiser David Saunby who has organised the Jennings Run over the past 35 years, raising approximately £175,000 for local and national charities, said that he is heart broken to see Ivor in his current state of health.

"He is slowly deteriorating, having visited him on a number of occasions since last September, so with Ivor being one of the biking family we are raising money for the Stroke Association, and making people aware that a stroke can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any age, at anytime, which is our logo for this years run," he said.

Ivor Uren is the son of Bill Uren, who ran a motorcycle business in Green Lane, Redruth back in the 60s and 70s and competed in sidecar racing, including the Isle of Man TT.

Falmouth Packet: The poster for this year's runThe poster for this year's run (Image: Supplied)

Ivor followed in his father's footsteps by competing in solo motorcycle road racing, including the Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix on several occasions during the 1990s.


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It is hoped that this year's run, will draw the huge biking family together, not only riding in memory of Martin Jennings of Beacon Camborne, who lost his life competing in the 1987 Manx GP, but all other motorcyclists who have died on the roads of Cornwall, and special thoughts for Ivor when a minute's silence will be observed in Beacon Square.

More details about the run to follow in next week's Packet Newspapers