Space Inclusive has been taking part in a Nottingham City Council initiative called ‘Beat the Street’. It’s a free, fun game for the community of Nottingham to see how far they can walk, cycle and run in a local area into space.
People score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered and activated Beat the Street RFID (Radio Frequency ID) card or Fob on sensors (Beat Boxes) which are placed on lamp posts across the dedicated routes where the game is being played.
A player taps their Beat the Street card or fob at various points on their way to and from work, school and to the shops. Registered players can win regular spot prizes for a ‘lucky tap’ on a Beat Box. The more Beat Boxes you tap, the further you travel and the greater your chance of winning a prize.
We had a really fun time taking part. Not only is it a good way to learn about Nottingham but healthy too!
To find out more about Beat the Street have a look at their website.