Cornwall

Martin Jennings Cornish charity ride draws 1,300 bikers

Martin Jennings charity run 2009
Image caption Proceeds from the 23rd annual charity ride will go to Cornwall Hospice Care

More than 1,000 bikers have honoured a Cornish motorbike racer.

Martin Jennings, from Camborne, was killed in a racing accident while competing in the Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix in 1987.

Every year since the 39-year-old's death, bikers from across the country have taken part in a charity ride in his honour.

An estimated 1,300 bikers set off on the memorial ride from Garras Wharf in Truro to Falmouth.

It is believed to be one of the biggest motorcycle charity rides in the UK.

Since the event began it has raised thousands of pounds for local charities. The recipient of the 2010 ride will be Cornwall Hospice Care.

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