The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

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The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle now in its 30th year, is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists who will experience a fun and rewarding day’s cycling, completing 112 miles of the spectacular Ring of Kerry, while at the same time fundraising for worthy Kerry based Charities.

The organisers want to ensure that each and everyone participating or helping out have a most enjoyable day. With this in mind we would ask you to read carefully the information detailed below.

Public Liability Insurance Cover is provided by Cycling Ireland. Join Cycling Ireland for €15 and see benefits atwww.cyclingireland.ie
Starting point at is at New Street car park Killarney which will be clearly signposted on all approach routes.
Sign in will be possible on the eve of the cycle from 5.30pm to 10.00pm at New Street car park AND from 5.30am to 7.30am on the morning of the cycle, also at New Street car park.
There will be a Trade Expo complete with Entertainment in the New Street car park from 4.00pm to 9.00pm on the eve of the cycle(Friday) and the post cycle entertainment will also be here from 3.00pm to 7.00pm on the day of the cycle.
If you have registered online, you must sign in at one of the designated times to collect your bike label and wristband which will ensure your access to the food stops and passage through checkpoints. Please bring your sponsorship card /receipt email with you as this will contain your barcode without which you will not be able to sign on.
Two emergency numbers will be in operation on the day of the event from 6.00am to 8.00pm. The medical emergency number is 064 6634909. The mechanical emergency number is 087-1440054. These will be printed on your bike labels but please store them in your phones now. The route will be signposted with direction arrows and there will be distance indicator signs every 10kms.
Cyclists must stay inside the middle white line and be mindful of other road-users. While some traffic restrictions will apply on the day, please remember that the road will always be open to local traffic. The majority of the route will have no traffic restrictions whatsoever.
Keep to the left while cycling and NEVER stop without giving cyclists behind you adequate warning.
Main food stops

  • At 72 kilometres. Caherciveen. Coláiste na Sceilge, (the school is situated on the Waterville side of the town on the right hand side).
  • At 136 kilometres. Kenmare Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Secondary School which is located beside the church.
  • There will be a number of water stations along the route.

Helmets must be worn by all cyclists. Please obey stewards and Gardai and at all times and obey the rules of the road. Be mindful of your own safety and that of others.
In the interest of safety it is strongly advised that you leave your iPod /headphones at home.
Cyclists can have their photographs taken at the finish line which they can then access online from our website. Certificates will also be given to all participants when they sign back in at the desk located at New Street car park.
There will be no facility on the day for minding peoples personal belongings so please ensure that you can carry whatever you need on your person/bike.
Final reminders
Make sure your bike is checked and is in good working order with the proper pressure in the tyres. Please bring with you at least two spare tubes and a repair kit. Read the online training tips for some great advice. Please remember that this is a charity event, so please push your fundraising as much as you can. It has been shown that the vast majority of fundraising is done by people BEFORE the event.
On the matter of fundraising we must emphasise that this is a charity event and that you are expected to raise funds for the chosen beneficiaries. Please be advised we do not condone or allow any participants to use The Radio Kerry Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle to raise money for any other charities or events other than the main beneficiaries we have chosen. The list of beneficiaries are listed here and are also clearly listed on your sponsorship card.
Please inform us immediately by email at office@ringofkerrycycle.ie if you have registered and cannot cycle as your place will be reallocated.
Please note there will be facilities on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th to return your sponsorship cards and money.

CYCLING IRELAND RULES AND GUIDELINES
The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is being promoted under the auspices of Cycling Ireland and all entrants must adhere to the following guidelines from their Safety Code:

  • Have a bicycle that is in good working order
  • Wear a hard shell cycling helmet
  • Be mindful of the need to act in a manner that takes account of their own safety and the safety of others
  • Ensure their fitness level is appropriate given the nature of the event
  • Ensure their nutritional requirements can be met
  • Be conversant with and obey the rules of the road at all times
  • Familiarise themselves with the event route
  • “Sign-on” for the event
  • Be aware that marshals are not empowered to stop traffic
  • You must read the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and Cycling Ireland Guidelines before entering and you will have to accept them during the entry process.

On behalf of the committee

Enjoy your day and stay safe!

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