Dalston resident’s Mexico adventure in aid of cancer

Chris Booth ready for his South American challenge for McMillan Cancer Support

Chris Booth an Accountant from Dalston, cycle to and from work can add up to 10 miles a day, but all that will change later this month when he heads to Mexico and some varying terrain.

Chris, 28, hopes to raise £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer on their 2011 Mexico Cycling Challenge which takes place in less than two weeks (26 March-7 April 2011).  Starting from the Gulf of Mexico, his 612km ride will be through dense jungle and tropical farmland, up over mountain ranges – including a 3,000m climb – and down to the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Coast .

“I’ve been training hard all winter cycling across Hackney and beyond,  says Booth.  “I’m really pleased that I’ve raised £2,980 but need more support to reach my target. I wanted to support Macmillan as they improve the lives of people with cancer. I’m really excited about the challenge and can’t wait to make it to Acapulco .”

While he hasn’t lost a loved one  to cancer, he has friends who have and became interested in supporting Macmillan’s after some friends cycled across the Alps.  He told Hackney Hive “When I found out about the Mexico and Pacific cycling challenge, I jumped at the chance and have been training most days, trying to cycle in hilly areas and going to the gym”.

In all he will be cycling approximately 9-10 hours a day with a group of 35 other cyclists, and accommodation will be tents along the way.

If you would like to donate or see how much he has raised so far, please visit Chris’s Just Giving page .

About Remi

Remi Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned to London, happy to put an unconventional and risqué past behind her. It sometimes feels like she’s still at war with herself. This often leads her into a whole lot of trouble, although it’s fair to blame it on some of her best qualities: intelligence, original thinking, willingness to take risks, skepticism, rebelliousness, independence, and creativity. But you know what, much of the trouble she gets into is because she can’t help pointing out that the emperor is naked. Remi still lives by her own rules, nobody else’s. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell ) Darcy (a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix now deceased but can’t remove their names) and two Short Hair British Domestic Black cats she adopted December 2021, Desmond and Tutu and Dixie, a Tabby she rescued last summer who had been a stray kitten. She is proprietor of London’s finest and long established pet sitting service. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.


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