Physical activity game Beat the Street coming to Derby

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:25

Physical activity game Beat the Street coming to Derby

Beat the Street, the free interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives, is coming to Derby for a six-week game.

The outdoor game will be familiar to residents of Sinfin, who played the game in autumn last year and together travelled 20,462 miles.

This time around the game will cover the whole of Derby from March 31 to May 12.

The game is completely contactless and players take part in their family groups or support bubbles. Players are encouraged to explore their local area by walking, cycling, running, wheeling or scooting within the game area and there are prizes for the teams who score the most points.

Players use a free card or fob which they hover over special sensors called "Beat Boxes" which will appear on lampposts around Derby.

Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by the National Lottery and Sport England on behalf of Move More Derby and Derby City Council.

Councillor Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing, said: "We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to the whole of Derby. We know that one of the best things people can do right now for their physical and mental health is to move more and to get out into green space where possible, and Beat the Street really helps people do just that in a safe way.

"It's free to take part in Beat the Street and it's open to everyone regardless of age, ability or background. It's an inclusive game that encourages you to exercise from your front door and to clock up the miles within the game framework."

For more information go to www.beatthestreet.me/derby and on social media at @BTSDerby

Physical activity game Beat the Street coming to Derby

Tags: Beat the Street, Derby City Council, Intelligent Health, Move More Derby, Sport England