Irish rugby U20 players Emmet Calvey and Luke Murphy with Ennis RFC’s Jake Corry. Photograph: Joe Buckley

Down Syndrome Clare and Club Rothaíochta na Sionainne have confirmed that the third annual ‘Odd Socks Cycle’ will take place on April 14th.

It is anticipated that over 200 cyclists will leave Shannon at 9.30am and once again take to the roads of East Clare with an option of a 50km or 100k cycle. All cyclists are asked to wear odd socks as people with Down Syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21, and chromosomes just so happen to look like odd socks when observed under a microscope! There are prizes on the day for the most adventurous socks on display.

Down Syndrome Clare are very grateful to Club Rothaíochta na Sionainne and the cyclists who take part in the cycle which helps raise funds for the branch which is funded solely by events such as this and does not receive Government or DSI funding.

All funds raised are used to help pay for essential therapies for our members in County Clare such Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and swimming in addition to recreational events. The branch has a very exciting year ahead as it has sourced a property in Ennis which will act as a central hub for all its members in Clare. All therapies, administration, training and social activities will take place at the headquarters which will be transformative for the branch as it seeks to enhance the lives of members.

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