Over 11,000 people are making final preparations this evening ahead of the 31st annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. The official start for the 112 miles route is at 7.30am but some cyclists will set off as early as 6am. To date the Ring of Kerry Cycle has raised over €8.4 million for Kerry charities and this year 10 organisations are set to benefit. Sergeant Dermot O’Connell is advising motorists in Killarney and on the Ring of Kerry tomorrow to drive with care to ensure the safety of cyclists: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/42213/medium/”] Road Closure Information 4th of July Festival and Parade FRIDAY 3rd of July Main Street Killarney MAIN ST 6.30pm to 7.15pm to facilitate safety measures being put in place and 8.30pm to 10.15pm facilitate parade RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE 2015 – SATURDAY 4th JULY Kerry County Council has decided to close to public traffic, the roads described hereunder, to facilitate the holding of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Mission Road, Killarney Road Closed: N71 (Road Closing Times: from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 11.30a.m. to 8.00 p.m.) Starting at Kenmare Place and finishing at the junction of the N71, Mission Road and the R877, New Street. Beech Road, Killarney Road Closed: L3909 (Road Closing Times: from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.) Starting at the junction of the L3909, Beech Road and the R877, New Street and finishing at the junction of the L3909, Beech Road and the N71, Mission Road. Fossa to Killorglin Road Closed: N72 (Road Closing Times: from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.) Starting from the junction of the N72 and the R563, Milltown Road at Fossa via Ballymalis and Anglont and finishing at the junction of the N72 and N70 at Laune Bridge, Killorglin. (Traffic diversions will be in place via the R563 through Faha and Listry and the N70 from Milltown to Killorglin.) Killorglin to Caragh Bridge (Eastbound Lane) Road Closed N70 (Eastbound Lane) (Road Closing Time: from 6.00 a.m. to 12 noon) Starting at the Iveragh Road Roundabout via Iveragh Road, Tullig, Quaybaun and finishing at Caragh Bridge. (A one-way traffic diversion will be in place for traffic travelling eastbound from Caherciveen and Glenbeigh on the L-4022/L-4033/L-4034 Local Primary routes via Dooks, Cromane, Garraun and Castleconway. Traffic travelling westbound from Killorglin to Glenbeigh will remain on the N70.) Sneem to Molls Gap Roads Closed: R568 (Road Closing Times: from 11am to 8.00 p.m.) Starting at the junction of the R568 and the L4074 at Derreendarragh Cross and finishing at the junction of the R568 and the N71 at Molls Gap. Kenmare to Torc Road Closed: N-71 (Road Closing Times: from 11am to 8.00 p.m.) Starting at the junction of the N70 and N71 at Gortamullin via Molls Gap and Galway’s Bridge and finishing at Torc Waterfall Car Park. (Motorists travelling between Killarney and Kenmare at the above times are advised to use the alternative N22 / R569 route via Glenflesk and Kilgarvan.