A new walking and cycling initiative that challenges schools, community groups and workplaces to see how far they can travel in just six weeks has kicked off in coastal areas of West Sussex.
Beat the Street – running from 19 June until 31 July, 2019 – is a free, fun competition where families are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their town on foot, scooter or bicycle.
Players tap fobs or contactless cards against more than 120 special sensors in Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing and Shoreham-by-Sea. Each tap earns players points towards their school, workplace or community group and helps them climb the leaderboards to win hundreds of pounds worth of prizes.
Schools and community groups will be competing against each other to see if they can travel the furthest, climb the leaderboards and win prizes including sports, crafts and book vouchers. Families are encouraged to play for their local school while the wider community can create their own teams by emailing email@example.com.
In addition to the leaderboard prizes, all individual players who have registered online can also win weekly ‘Lucky Tap’ prizes for playing along – including vouchers and experience days. Once registered you could also be in with a chance to win free family membership to your local leisure centre if you tap the boxes outside the leisure centres in your area over the six weeks.
In the Arun district, Freedom Leisure is offering you the chance to win an amazing year’s free family membership worth more than £1,000 - the more you tap the more chances you have of winning! Once you’ve registered online you can start tapping those boxes.
Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by West Sussex County Council Public Health, Adur and Worthing Council, Arun District Council and The Conservation Volunteers.
Councillor Gill Yeates, Arun District Council‘s Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “I’d encourage everyone to sign-up and get involved with this fantastic initiative which encourages all members of our community to become more active.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming Beat the Street to Arun and seeing how far everyone manages to walk, run, cycle and scoot during the six-week challenge.”
Visit www.beatthestreet.me/coastalwestsussex for more information on where to pick up a card and join in the game.