DAY 1: And they’re off…

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What a day to start this challenge! Blue skies and sunshine greeted The Beijing Biddies along with a welcoming crowd of supporters.  There to wave them off were four-year-old Mia Presch, who jumped at the chance to have a ride in a Tuk Tuk, and the Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Colin Stothard. Mia is currently undergoing treatment for a Wilm’s … Read More

VIDEO: Tuk Tuk Test Drive

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Tuk Tuk Test Drive The Beijing Biddies and Babes have been test driving two Tuk Tuks in preparation for their grand challenge in May. There was never a dull moment, and not even the weather could dampen the day as the sun broke through the clouds just in time to get the engines started. The four ladies persevered through multiple … Read More

The Mayor Welcomes Beijing Biddies back from Arctic Challenge at Lloyds Volvo

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We were delighted that the Mayor of Carlisle (who kindly waved us off from the city centre at the start of the arctic challenge) was there to welcome us home as well. At a reception hosted by Lloyds Motors (sponsors of our two steadfast and excellent Volvos), we had an opportunity to thank so many people who have supported us … Read More

The Mayor to greet Beijing Biddies today at 2pm Lloyds Volvo Carlisle

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Beijing biddies depart

The Mayor of Carlisle will greet the Beijing Biddies on their arrival home from Arctic Challenge. They are delighted that this is being hosted at Lloyds Volvo, as the car company sponsored and supported the challenge with vehicles and assistance along the way. The team succeeded in their non stop challenge to northern most point of Arctic on Saturday 28th … Read More

The Beijing Biddies Arctic Challenge – success!

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Beijing Biddies reach their destination #BBArctic Arctic Circle

We’ve done it! We’ve completed our challenge and reached Nordkapp, the northern-most tip of Norway- we arrived at 10:30am GTM. Our Beijing Biddies Arctic Challenge has been an incredible and definitely challenging experience. It took us 95 hours and 30 minutes (less than four days) to drive 2,863 miles, without any overnight stops, travelling through France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden … Read More

Non-Stop Beijing Biddies battling Arctic Conditions

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Beijing Biddies now driving in arctic circle territory! (1)

The Beijing Biddies are now within the Arctic Circle on their #BBArctic challenge, and are making great progress. They are facing many challenges along the way, and while they are ploughing through snowy conditions to raise considerable sum for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, their friends and colleagues back home are donning hats in the #YouCanKeepYourHatOn challenge! All … Read More

Beijing Biddies inspire Carlisle Ambassadors with Arctic Challenge

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Beijing Biddies Team Photo with Charities cropped slider FINAL

Edwina addressed 250 people at the last Carlisle Ambassadors’ meeting at the stunning Halston Hotel in Carlisle. She spoke with great passion about her reasons for taking on this second challenge, following her initial 30 day drive to Beijing. Edwina and Kate, the original Beijing Biddies, have now been joined by three “Babes”: Liz Tinkler, Helen Stobart and Kerrie Ellison. … Read More

Volvo Carlisle hand over the keys to Beijing Biddies

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It was a big day for the Beijing Biddies. They received the keys for the specially equipped XC90 and XC60 Volvo cars that will take them non-stop to the Arctic in their #BBarctic challenge, starting from Carlisle City Centre on 24th February. Rory Stewart MP joined them, and they were also presented with a special gift from Gareth Presch of World Health … Read More