Bradford to be transformed into a giant walking and cycling game this Summer
Bradford is set to be transformed into a giant game this summer as thousands of residents compete to see if their school, community or business can walk, run or cycle the furthest.
Running from 7 June until 19 July, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their city on foot or bicycle.
More than 20 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear across the southern part of the city. The wedge-shaped playing zone starts at Bradford City Library and covers the area inside the Wakefield Road up to Rooley Lane and back along Great Horton Road.
Players tap the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team – the more Beat Boxes people swipe, the more points they earn.
Schools and community groups across Bradford will be competing against each other to see if they can travel the furthest, climb the leaderboards and win hundreds of pounds worth of sport and fitness equipment. Families are encouraged to play for their local school while the wider community can create their own teams by emailing email@example.com.