The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Paulton, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Westfield, Peasedown St John and Timsbury draws to a close.
This themed week is “Go Celebrate” and marks the game’s finale with double points on all Beat Boxes until the game ends at 7pm on Wednesday, 28th June. The leaderboard will then be taken down and the winners announced shortly after the competition.
More than 4,200 people have signed up and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 32,560 miles so far in the competition.
Currently, St John’s CofE Primary School is at the top of the total points leaderboard, St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School is in second and Midsomer Norton Primary School is in third.
Rebecca Reynolds, Director of Public Health said: “We are now moving into ‘Go Celebrate Week’, the final week of Beat the Street! The game really has created a buzz and it has been fantastic to see everyone getting active as a community. The Beat the Street game itself is just the start though – when the game comes to an end, we’ll then continue to work with the local community to ensure that these healthy lifestyle habits are put into action and players are signposted to activities and community groups that they might not have known about before.”
Kayleigh, who is playing the Beat the Street Somer Valley game, got in touch to say: “Before Beat the Street I was rarely doing anything substantial exercise wise, fighting my way through mental health. Today, I've just passed my 100th mile recorded on the app, after walking (sometimes cycling) everyday from the get-go and I'm so proud of myself. Of course, like everyone, I continue to aim for the top but whatever the outcome is I must remember the benefits I have achieved!”
Beat the Street Somer Valley is being delivered by Intelligent Health and has been commissioned by The Active Way. The Active Way is led by Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by Active Travel England. Additional funding has been provided by the National Lottery via Sport England.