Beat the Street Eastbourne enters its Go Wild week
Beat the Street players in Eastbourne are being invited to ‘Go Wild’ for two weeks and to explore the area’s parks, green spaces and waterways with double points on selected Beat Boxes in these areas.
The next two weeks from Wednesday, 14th October onwards are ‘Go Wild’ themed in the physical activity game and there is the opportunity to score double points on Beat Boxes near parks and green space.
Taking place until 4th November, the Beat the Street Eastbourne game has seen the town transformed into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around the community.
More than 8,500 people are playing and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted, wheeled and rolled nearly 74,000 miles – that’s the equivalent of three times around the equator!
Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by the National Lottery on behalf of Sport England, Eastbourne Borough Council, East Sussex County Council Public Health, South Downs National Park and eDEAL.
Dr William Bird, founder of the Beat the Street game said: “Eastbourne is the perfect setting for Beat the Street as you have stunning scenery, the South Downs National Park on your doorstep, the coastline and passionate residents who can see the benefits of walking and exercise.
“The seven-week game is just the start. By engaging with communities through a fun game, Beat the Street aims to leave a legacy of a healthier community, reduced congestion and air pollution. We hope that it will pave the way for future walking activities and will also improve community cohesion and help you really engage with your fantastic natural surroundings.”
Darrell Gale, director of Public Health for East Sussex added: “Well done to everyone who has taken part in Beat the Street and become more active as a result. Getting outdoors and into green space is good for your physical and mental health, being physically active is also vitally important to help keep yourself both physically and mentally healthy during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“With transmission rates rising nationally it is crucial to adhere to the new local level alert restrictions. Eastbourne, is a medium-risk area; please remember to keep safe by following the rule of six and socially-distancing from others outside your household, ensuring you wash your hands and card on returning home. If you do experience any COVID-19 symptoms, please isolate and order a test by calling 119 or ordering online.”