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

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 are approaching Chinese Border…

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Last push through Mongolia BBs got up early in the morning in their Yurt debating where best to go for the morning ablutions! BB2 was brave enough to go to the deli dated loo block which was full of flies and everything else!! BB1 thought otherwise and disappeared behind the car. Next was breakfast for the Beijing Biddies – a … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Chinnghis Khan Monument

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Day 31 Camera crew thought the Biddies were joking when they were told that it wase I necessary to leave at 7am Being benevolent Biddies this was changed to a start no later than 8am because of the morning traffic and the distance to be driven. On route made a short detour to visit the Chinnghis Khaan monument which is … 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 Depart from Russia with love and on to Mongolia

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Who’d have thought an Orange could taste so good? Day 22 On packing car an orange was found which had.travelled all the way from Cumbria. The money bag of BB 1 broke yesterday and BB 1 was very pleased to find a local workman to give her a piece of string to tie it up BB1 then pierced her finger … 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