'Beijing Biddies' ready for their Arctic challenge

The Beijing Biddies Arctic Challenge team are aiming to drive to Nordkapp, 350 miles inside the Arctic Circle, in the toughest winter conditions to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Beijing biddies left for China this morning

Two intrepid women have set off from Cumbria this morning on an epic fundraising mission.

Edwina Sorkin and Kate Sleath have dubbed themselves the Beijing biddies and set themselves the challenge of driving from Tebay to China in thirty days.

On their journey they will cover an incredible eight and a half thousand miles.

We sent Ryan Dollard to see them off:

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