Beijing Biddies to wear animal onesies on their final challenge
The Beijing Biddies will embark on their final challenge at the beginning of May in a bid to raise £100,000 for children's cancer charities. The ladies will travel around the UK in jungle themed, Tuk Tuks wearing Tiger Onesies from our sister company ZooHood. Its ready, steady, roar in Carlise as they prepare to set of on a 1100 mile journey travelling through England, Scotland and Wales.
The Beijing biddies, named after their first challenge driving from the UK to the Chinese Capital, will drive two Tuk Tuks around the UK over 1100 miles. The 16 day round trip will start and finish in Carlisle, with stop-offs in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Harrogate, Cambridge, London, Merthyr Tydfil and Manchester. The team captain and original founding biddy, Edwina commented that Tuk Tuks are notoriously difficult to drive and she knows that they will need to stick to strict timetables if they are to complete the challenge on time.
The team will consist of Edwina Sorkin, Kate Sleath, Helen Stobart and Liz Tinkler. Edwina and Kate are the original Beijing biddies who drove from Carlise to Beijing in 29 days a few years ago. Helen and Liz joined the biddies last year for their second challenge, driving non stop from Carlise to the Arctic Circle in 4 days. The ladies have collectively raised £80,000 to date and are hoping to reach their overall target of £100,000 with the Tuk Tuk challenge.
To add a little fun to the challenge, the team will be
Tiger Onesies from ZooHood. The orange tiger was the onesie of choice
as its bright and will certainly help them stand out on their jungle themed
adventure. The ladies will be calling in at cancer centres across the countries
so we hope that the Tigers will brighten up the patients day.
The team will be followed along the way by 6 students who
will take videos, photos and will keep followers updated on social media. Look
out for the ZooHood onesies as they are guaranteed to cause a storm.
To date the ladies have raised £80,000 for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support and they are hoping that the Tuk Tuk challenge will help them reach their target of £100,000. If you are impressed by the Beijing Biddies, then check out their route, wave them on as they pass through your city and don’t forget to donate anything that you can.