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

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

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

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 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

The Beijing Biddies Challenge continues in Mongolia

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Beijing Biddies and another puncture in Mongolia Day 23 Now in a restaurant in Ulgii with Zubik and Martina where there is Wifi A very interesting night’s stay with a Kazakh family. The Biddies woke up slightly stiff and cold! A quick getting dressed as the loo facilities were outside and across the yard It was also.snowing and very cold. … 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

Beijiing Biddies reach Altai Republic

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 Beijing Biddies Team Work Day 20. Well here we are in the Altai Republic. Simply amazing to think that we are are in the South East of Russia after 17 days of driving. 2 extra days had to be spent in Moscow due to the Military Victory Day Parade and 1 extra day in Kurgan due to a visit to … Read More

Beijing Biddies exit Kurgan for Siberian Omsk

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Beijing Biddies and the Siberian Stretch of Challenge Day 16 This is the day that we departed Kurgan to Ishim. Another delayed start as Dimitri our host from the previous day wished to take photos at our hotel and at the exit of Kurgan. In addition our car was very dirty and we decided to get it cleaned. The car … Read More

Beijing Biddies go wild in Moscow…. well they try to!

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The Largest Military Parade in the World in Moscow and the Beijing Biddies Were There.. Nearly! Day 9  A great day in Moscow as it was the Military Parade- the largest Military parade in the world! However it was very difficult to get about as most of the roads were closed. A decision to take the metro to Red Square was … Read More