Beijing Biddies inspire Carlisle Ambassadors with Arctic Challenge

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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

Helen Skelton helps Beijing Biddies drive up the total for cancer charities

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Our glittering ball hosted by television presenter Helen Skelton has raised a fantastic £13,000 for the Beijing Biddies Charity Challenge! Helen joined us for the Dickie Bows and Diamonds Ball at the Rheged Centre on Saturday November 29 to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. During the evening guests were given the first glimpse of … Read More

Beijing Biddies Driven to Keep On Giving

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We set out on our trip to Beijing fired up by very personal motivations and having completed the challenge neither of us feels any less compelled to keep on fund raising. Incredibly humbled by all the stories shared with us since we set out on our crusade, we are now more determined than ever to do what we can for … Read More

What’s next for the Beijing Biddies

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It might seem that the BBs have had a couple of quiet months but don’t you believe it! We’ve not been resting after our fantastic journey to Beijing but have been very busy visiting sponsors, saying thank you for all the wonderfully generous donations and planning our next event. So many people asked about how they could help us raise … Read More

The Beijing Biddies Throw Inhibitions to the Wind

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And it’s party time for the Beijing Biddies Day 30 Friday was going to be a day for the Beijing Biddies to chill out after 29 days of driving. A leisurely breakfast was followed by a reorganisation of luggage for China. BB1 managed to get BB2 for a sauna and massage to reenergise Any inhibitions had to be thrown to … Read More

Beijing Biddies adventure continues

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Day 26 Woke up in car to another very windy morning ( not the BBs but the weather). Breakfast in car, and ablutions again behind vehicle.as a herd of sheep and goats were seen advancing towards the vehicle. A very long and challenging journey through the most amazing landscape A stop in Buutsagaan for a late Mongolian Breakfast of we … Read More

Beijing Biddies and another trip to the Garage

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Rocking and a Rolling their way through Mongolia Note from the team back home: As you’ll see from this post, the challenges that the Beijing Biddies face are substantial. They are doing this to raise £150K for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, to help make inroads to beat cancer. They have very personal reasons for choosing these charities, … Read More

Beijing Biddies in the Altai Mountains

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The mysterious whirring in the back of the Nissan… Communications are now becoming a bit more difficult as the.BBs are.currently in the Altai mountains Amazingly this blog is being sent from the mobile of BB1 Unfortunately there are no photos as they are all on BB 1s IPad! A very interesting morning which involved a visit to a bank and … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the wonders of communication

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Day 19 Beijing Biddies – Fame & Fortune for the Bus Conductor First thing in the morning BB2 taped up the Laser lights. ( photo already sent) Interesting morning in Novosobirsk travelling on a trolley bus in to the centre. Managed to get us all a free ride. BB1 told the conductor he was going to be famous and in … Read More

The Beijing Biddies take in culture and dodge the drivers in Russia

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Day 10. After the drive from Moscow to Suzdal, it was great to be able to wander through the town of Suzdal and look at all the tiny stalls selling local produce and crafts. Dinner was taken at the Restaurant Trapeznaya in the kremlin. This restaurant serves typical Russian food. Day 11 This was the day for us to leave … Read More