Nearly £8,000 has been raised for the Stroke Association as bikers took part in the 36th annual Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run last Sunday. 

Thousands of riders assembled at Tregurra Park and Ride Car Park in Truro before heading off on a countywide ride around the Duchy, leading them to Cornwall Services and then down the A30 towards Camborne. 

In the afternoon the bikers came together at Beacon Square where a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Martin Jennings, who lost his life while competing at the Manx GP in 1987. It was also a time to remember fallen motorcyclists who have died on Cornish roads. 

The run the completed it’s journey at Falmouth Rugby Club, where the Cornish rock band ‘Loco’ provided live music.  

This year’s run, in aid of the Stroke Association, is in honour of veteran biker Ivor Uren, who suffered a massive stroke and a bleed on the brain last September and is unlikely to recover. 

Ivan, who has previously competed in solo motorcycle road racing, is currently bed-ridden in a nursing home, unable to communicate. A special mention to the 65-year-old from Redruth was given during the biker’s stop-off at Beacon Square.

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