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

Beijing Biddies Arctic Team visit Macmillan Centre Harrogate

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Beijing Biddies visit Macmillan Centre Harrogate

On Thursday, the Beijing Biddies visited the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate as part of our fact-finding and team building exercises. Whilst at the centre we donated £4,500 which we raised from recent fundraising activities, the same amount has also been donated to Cancer Research UK. We found it really benefical and motivational to see how the money … 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 Challengers Return

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After the epic UK to China 29 day charity challenge BBs excitedly arrived in to Beijing , China – their final destination. It took 29 days of driving to reach Beijing. It was an incredible journey – a lifetime experience. Travelling through so many countries and such diverse landscapes. Before returning home, there was just time to do a bit … Read More

Beijing Biddies reach Chinese Border on last leg of challenge

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The challenge of Chinese Border A bright and early start to make our way to the border and to make room in the car for the guide. First part at the Mongolian border was fairly straight forward until the Biddies got to the Customs clearance. At this point there was a similar confusion similar to our entry in to Mongolia. … Read More

National Cancer Centre of Mongolia & Blessings from a Buddhist Monk for Beijing Biddies

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Day 28 An early start was decided upon for the Beijing Biddies as we wished to get to Ulaan.Bataar. Needless to say breakfast was skipped in light of the state of the,hotel!! Quick snack again from the vehicle pantry Stopped on route to ride a camel and have a lunch break for a change. Arrival in to Ulaan.Bataar coincided with … Read More