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Players in the Beat the Street Hammersmith & Fulham game can clock up double points on Beat Boxes around traditional commuting hours.

From Wednesday, 20th March, this week is ‘Go Travel’ week where people are encouraged to think about walking or cycling to work or school rather than taking the car. All Beat Boxes will be giving out double points from 7am until 9am and then again from 3pm to 6pm each weekday up to and including 26 March.

Additionally, there are bonus points available on Beat Boxes 72, 73, 74 and 79 from 2.30-5.30pm for players walking down to watch the Men’s Eights Head of the River Race at Furnivall Gardens, W6 9DG, on Saturday 23 March from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Participants in Beat the Street Hammersmith & Fulham have already racked up nearly 60,000 miles and more than 12,400 people have signed up to take part. Taking place until Wednesday, 10th April, Beat the Street is transforming the borough to a real-life competition. There’s still time to take part and there are total and average points leaderboards for schools, community teams and charities with vouchers for the teams that travel the furthest.

Currently, Fulham Bilingual is top of the total points leaderboard with Larmenier and Sacred Heart in second and St Augustine’s Primary School in third.

Pupils from Jack Tizard School are currently fourth on the average points leaderboard. Teacher Francesca Smith, said:

“The pupils, families and staff have joined in Beat the Street with great enthusiasm. It brings such benefits to the curriculum including travel training, gross motor skill development and staying safe in the community. We are all very excited to see the leaderboard each week and discuss it in assembly. A great initiative!”

Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council. It is funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the National Lottery via Sport England.

Cllr Alex Sanderson, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said:

“It’s Go Travel week! If you normally drive to school or work, we’re challenging you to ditch the car for the week and walk, cycle or roll the journey instead. There will even be a chance to earn double points while you do so!”