East Sussex to be transformed into a giant walking and cycling game this summer!
Hollie Farley, Rother District Council
8 November 2016
Running from the 7 June to the 26 July, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge which will turn East Sussex into a massive game where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their local area on foot or by bicycle.
More than 400 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear across the county. Players can pick up their own Beat the Street card and map at their local library or leisure centre and swipe as many Beat Boxes as possible to receive points and win prizes.
You don’t need to travel across the county to play. In fact, most people explore the Beat Boxes in their local area and, instead of taking the car, enjoy the opportunity to walk or cycle when getting around for everyday activities like travelling to school or meeting up with friends.
Teams across East Sussex will be competing against each other to see who can travel the furthest and win thousands of pounds’ worth of prizes. Players can create their own teams with their friends or colleagues or register to join an existing team or school team to be in with a chance to win big prizes.
Beat the Street will improve the health of thousands of people in East Sussex by encouraging walking, running and cycling.
Beat the Street is funded by NHS Hastings and Rother CCG and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG and East Sussex County Council’s Public Health team. Beat the Street is run by ‘Intelligent Health’. It forms part of a comprehensive programme of activity to improve health through East Sussex Better Together; and as part of Connecting 4 You in the west of the county.
Want to find out more about Beat the Street? Visit beatthestreet.me/eastsussex – or follow @BTSEastSussex on Twitter or ‘Beat the Street East Sussex’ on Facebook for more information on prizes and how to get involved.