Wolverhampton’s Beat the Street game is entering the home straight, with just a few days left for players to clock up the miles – and the points – for their teams.

The unique walking, riding and rolling competition has been encouraging residents to explore their city over the summer holidays. Nearly 9,500 people have taken up the challenge and, together, have travelled just under 50,000 miles so far.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Beat the Street is a positive and community focused way of encouraging people to get more active, by walking, cycling, rolling and wheeling and, of course, it’s more important than ever to get fit and healthy while we’re still living through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The game ends on Tuesday, but there’s still plenty of time to grab your game card and get out and about over the next few days.”

For more information about Beat the Street, please visit Beat the Street or follow @BTSWolves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Beat the Street is delivered by Intelligent Health with funding from the National Lottery via Sport England and forms a key part of the council’s Yo! Summer Festival, which is offering hundreds of events across the city, many free of charge, to keep children, young people and their families active and entertained throughout the school holidays – more details at YO Wolves.