Chloe Corry, Harry Brown, Ferdia Carey and Jake Corry at the Odd Socks Cycle in Shannon. Photograph: Joe Buckley

A RECORD number of 300 cyclists partook in the third annual Odd Socks Cycle.

Held on Sunday last, the Odd Socks Cycle saw participants embark on 50km and 100km routes starting in Shannon and taking in scenic views of East Clare along the way.

Down Syndrome Ireland’s Clare branch have paid tribute to Club Rothaíochta na Sionnaine who organised the cycle, bringing cyclists together with the common goal of raising an awareness of Down Syndrome and funds for the branch whilst wearing odd socks, symbolising the uniqueness of people with Down Syndrome.

Branch secretary, Maeve Crawford said, “We are immensely proud of the overwhelming response and support we have received for the Odd Socks charity cycle and raffle”.

She added, “It is heartening to see so many cyclists take part in the cycle and witness the support that the cycle received from all corners of the county and beyond”.

All proceeds from the event will be directed towards supporting the services and initiatives of Down Syndrome Clare, enriching the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The branch recently purchased a property in Ennis which will be its Clare base which is anticipated to be open and running this autumn.

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