Beat the Street Swindon gets off on the right foot 

Attachment thumbnail

Swindon’s latest Beat the Street campaign is now underway after a successful launch last week at GWR Park on Faringdon Road, attended by local school children, residents and council representatives.

Beat the Street once again challenges schools, workplaces and community groups to see how far they can walk, run or cycle over six weeks, tapping Beat Boxes along the way in return for points and prizes.

The Beat Boxes are a familiar sight in the area as the local community embraced the challenge and set a new Beat the Street record when the game took place last year. More than 32,000 local people got involved and covered an incredible 313,000 miles on foot and by bike in just six weeks.

Now, organisers are challenging participants to go one better this year with more Beat Boxes covering more parts of Swindon, new prizes and lots of exciting events and activities happening during the game.

This year’s event will run until 6 November and is open to anyone in the community who would like to get more active. It’s free to take part and players tap contactless cards or key fobs against Beat Boxes on lampposts to track their journey and earn points for their team.

An updated website has been launched which contains an individual leaderboard to find the top tapper in Swindon as well as a map which allows players to navigate from their current location to the nearest Beat Box. Players can also search for Beat Boxes, schools, outdoor gyms and card distribution points to help plan their journeys and make the most of this year’s game.

Beat the Street is funded by The National Lottery through Sport England and Swindon Borough Council.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Beat the Street provides a great incentive for the people of Swindon to get out and get active through walking, jogging or cycling. We know from last time that if people get involved in the game and get more active, they are likely to stay active so why not pick up a card and get tapping?”

To set up a workplace or community group into the competition, email


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Wantage Rocks’ Corona Cobra
Bee Keeping Blog – June 2020
Fundraising Officer required
Time Management
Admin/Finance Assistant required in Inkpen
80th Anniversary of Operation Dynamo: The Evacuation of Dunkirk
Bluebird Care – providing home and live-in care on the front line during Coronavirus
The Penny Post Weekly Challenge

Coverage Area

What's On

7:30 pm Wantage Cafe Scientifique @ online
Wantage Cafe Scientifique @ online
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wantage Cafe Scientifique @ online
Greetings to you all in glorious isolation! We do hope you are all in good health and coping with the lock-down. One good thing about
7:00 am Hungerford Wednesday Market @ Hungerford High Street
Hungerford Wednesday Market @ Hungerford High Street
Jun 10 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Hungerford Wednesday Market @ Hungerford High Street | England | United Kingdom
Wednesday is market day in Hungerford, when cars give way to shoppers, traders and stalls filled with fresh fruit, vegetable, fish, meat, flowers, plants, clothes,
1:00 pm Weekly Lockdown Lunch Online wit... @ online
Weekly Lockdown Lunch Online wit... @ online
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Weekly Lockdown Lunch Online with Lis Allen @ online
Life Coach Lis Allen is going on-line to run free virtual event that are open to anyone to wants help creating calm out of chaos.
7:30 pm Berkshire Family History Society... @ On-line
Berkshire Family History Society... @ On-line
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 1H2020 @ On-line | England | United Kingdom
Wed 10th June @ 19h30 on Zoom Working women in Newbury in Tudor & Stuart times Domestic service, cloth work or beer selling: just three
9:00 am Newbury Thursday and Saturday Ma... @ Newbury (Northbrook Street, Market Place)
Newbury Thursday and Saturday Ma... @ Newbury (Northbrook Street, Market Place)
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Newbury Thursday and Saturday Market @ Newbury (Northbrook Street, Market Place) | Newbury | England | United Kingdom
Newbury Market is a bustling one-stop shop for all your essentials. The majority of the traders have been on the market for many years so
Careers Tutor Exam
previous arrow
next arrow

Sign up to the free weekly

Penny Post


for local, positive news, events, jobs, recipes, recommendations & more.

Covering: Hungerford, Marlborough, Wantage,   Lambourn, Newbury, Thatcham & Theale