Welcomed back by the Mayor and team at Lloyds Volvo

We were delighted and honoured to be welcomed back at Lloyd Volvo today between 2-3pm. Fitting end to our journey as Lloyds supplied our fantastic cars that enabled us to complete the challenge. The mayor welcomed us home. Thanks to all for so much support along the way in this #BBArctic Challenge
We’ve done it! We’ve completed our challenge and reached Nordkapp, the northern-most tip of Norway- we arrived at 10:30am GTM.

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 and Norway into the heart of the Arctic Circle.

We initially reached Nordkapp at 6am GMT but had to wait four hours for a convoy to lead us the final 13 kilometres to the tip of the cape.

We are absolutely thrilled to have made it in such a great time. A huge thank you to everyone who has been following our progress over the last few days for all their messages of love and support, and for all the donations that have been coming in for our cancer charities.

To track us on our journey home, go to http://beijingbiddies.co.uk/track-the-team/ for more information, visit www.beijingbiddies.co.uk

The Beijing Biddies and Babes are well on their way, in temperatures of -26 degrees, and now within the Arctic Circle and heading steadily towards their goal. To track their progress check out this page and to make a donation please click here. Every penny makes a difference! Thanks so much for great support.

Beijing Biddies Arctic Challenge 2016.


Less than two years after driving to Beijing in just 29 days for charity, the self-styled Beijing Biddies are taking to the road again…this time driving non-stop from Cumbria to the Arctic Circle.

For their latest challenge in aid of the UK’s two leading cancer charities, Edwina Sorkin, aged 70, and Kate Sleath (65) will team up with three other women as they attempt to drive 2,700 miles to the Arctic Circle in the toughest winter conditions.

Helen Stobart (50), Liz Tinkler (49) and Kerrie Ellison (44), all from Cumbria, will join forces with the Beijing Biddies to drive through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway as they head for Nordkapp, 350 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

The Beijing Biddies Arctic Challenge will raise money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Read the full press release here.

We are aiming to raise £100,000 or more in our challenge to reach the Arctic Circle. However, a big part of this can be raised by supporting our “Beat Cancer, Buy Miles” Campaign. Every £10 donated supports one of the 2700 miles of our journey, and every penny goes to Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. Dedicate it to a loved one who has been affected by cancer. Thank you SO much from us all for your support!

If you would like to contact us please email info@beijingbiddies.co.uk or call Edwina on 015395 87667 Buy a mile or more here! £10 per mile. Leave a dedication for a loved one

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A snapshot of the Arctic Circle Team, and a few words from Edwina and Kate, the original Beijing Biddies.

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The last challenge involved Edwina and Kate who completed their challenge to drive to Beijing in 30 days. Find out about the other dynamic ladies who join them to drive non-stop to the Arctic Circle!

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