GO EXPLORE WITH BEAT THE STREET SWINDON
The Beat the Street Swindon game is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area’s best heritage and cultural gems.
So far, 23,700 participants have signed up and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted and wheeled 76,000 miles across Swindon.
Teams are in with a chance of winning vouchers for books or sports equipment simply by walking, cycling or rolling as far as possible between the Beat Boxes which are spaced about half a mile apart – hovering their fobs or cards over the Beat Boxes to score points.
The further players travel, the more points they score for their community or school team. The first Beat Box you hover your card over marks the start of your journey; walk, cycle or roll to the next one and you score 10 points. Then keep going!
There are leaderboards for schools, community teams and charity teams Jessie May and The Harbour Project, and each is divided into total and average points to ensure that smaller teams are in with an equal chance of winning.
Currently, Haydonleigh Primary School leads the total points leaderboard and Stratton Team Ministry leads the average points leaderboard, but it’s still all to play for!
This week is Go Explore and events include a Swindon Town Centre Story Trail on Saturday, 25th September from 11am to 3pm where players can locate 10 missing scrolls around the town and participants can also score double points on Beat Boxes 143 and 144.
Beat the Street is brought to you by Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. It is delivered by Intelligent Health.
Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health said: “It’s great to see people embracing the Beat the Street game and clocking up an impressive number of miles. There are bonus points on offer on some Beat Boxes to help you get out and about and to find new routes to school or work, plus other local areas you may not have known about.”
For more information, click onto www.beatthestreet.me/swindon.
To find out other ways you can stay active and reduce your impact on the environment, visit the Be the Change webpages: www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange