More than four thousand people across the Somer Valley have clocked up almost 38,000 miles – more than once around the Earth’s circumference - walking, cycling or rolling in a six-week Beat the Street game.   

The Beat the Street game across the Somer Valley has now come to an end and winners have been announced after players clocked up an incredible 37,542 active miles during the challenge.

The efforts of the community also mean that the local charity SWALLOW will benefit from a £500 donation. This will assist their work enabling local teenagers and adults with learning disabilities to live independently.

Councillor Sarah Warren, cabinet member for Climate and Sustainable Travel at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Well done to all of the teams and individuals who topped the leaderboards. However, anyone who got involved, signed up and has incorporated physical activity into their daily lives is a winner! It’s been a real pleasure to see people of all ages out and about on the streets, in green spaces and parks playing the game, looking at maps and walking, cycling and running around the participating towns.”

Becky Reynolds, Director of Public Health for Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Congratulations to each and every player who got involved with Beat the Street and took the time to play the game as a team. We hope you have enjoyed trying a different way to be physically active and had fun whilst doing so. Keeping up daily movement in our lives can transform our health and wellbeing and we hope Beat the Street has inspired people to carry on being active outdoors.” 

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.

Participants will be invited to give their feedback via the post-game survey and the winners will receive their rewards throughout July. 

Whilst Beat the Street has come to an end, legacy planning is taking place to support sustained walking and cycling activity in the Somer Valley. Look out for a legacy game being planned for September.