Beat the Street in turns Torbay into a giant game this Autumn
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Torbay has been transformed into a giant walking and cycling game.

Thousands of residents are now competing to see if their school, community or business can walk or cycle the furthest.

Running from the 19th September to the 31st October, Beat the Street is completely free to play.

The concept is a fun challenge where people are rewarded with points.

Points do mean prizes, and all you have to do is explore your local town on foot or bike.

80 Sensors across Torbay

More than 80 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’, have been put up in Torbay.

To earn the points players will need to tap the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey.

The more Beat Boxes you swipe the more you earn.

Locked in competition

Schools and community groups across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are now locked in the competition against each other.

With hundreds of pounds worth of sports and fitness equipment up for grabs, Beat the Street really will get you moving this Autumn.

Families are encouraged to play for their local school, you should of had a pack from your child’s School, if the school is taking part in the scheme.

For those of you who don’t have kids at school you are encouraged to start a team by e-mailing

Beat the Street Rewards

Along side fitness prizes, registered players can also win ‘Lucky Tap’ prizes for playing along.

Lucky Tap prizes include sport and fitness vouchers as well as experience days.

Beat the Street is happening across the UK with over 300,000 people playing since 2017 in London, Dublin, East Sussex, Belfast, Durham, Gloucester and other towns and cities.

Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health on behalf of Sport England and Torbay Council.

Cllr Jackie Stockman, Executive Lead for Health and Wellbeing said:

We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to Torbay and can’t wait to see how far everyone is able to walk, run, cycle and scoot during the six-week challenge.

Anyone is able to get involved in Beat the Street – it’s completely free to play and is a great opportunity to go outdoors, spend time with your friends and family and get moving. Watch out for Beat Boxes appearing on a street near you!

To get started or to find out more visit the official Beat the Street Website at


  1. Great idea. One problem,I have one outside my house and I have had at least 20 cars today pull up and swipe their gobs one than 3 on on occasion.


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