The 'biddies' are off to Beijing

Two grandmothers, who call themselves the Beijing Biddies, set of from Cumbria this morning to drive all the way to China. They hope to raise £150,000 for charity.

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Beijing Biddies' big adventure begins

The women will travel through Europe and Russia before reaching China Credit: ITV Border

Edwina Sorkin and Kate Sleath are driving from Tebay to China, unaided and unsupported, to raise £150,000 for cancer charities.

The duo, who call themselves the Beijing biddies, aim to complete the challenge in thirty days.

Well wishers wave the Biddies on their way Credit: ITV Border

Edwina and Kate say getting older should be no barrier to taking on big challenges.

They will travel through Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, right across Russia, and through Mongolia before reaching their destination.

The duo left Tebay this morning Credit: ITV Border

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