The Beat The Street Ipswich game enters it’s “Go Travel” week

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

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 to 9am and then 3pm until 6pm each weekday up to and including 5 March.

Participants in Beat the Street Ipswich have already racked up more than 25,000 miles and 9,126 people have signed up to take part. The competition started on Wednesday, 14th February and continues until Wednesday, 27th March; the game turns Ipswich into a real-life physical activity challenge and there’s still time to get involved! Players can join a school, community, workplace team and there are prizes for the teams that travel the furthest with vouchers for books and sports equipment on offer. With an individual leaderboard, and lucky ‘spot’ prizes just for taking part, there’s something for everyone. For schools and community teams, there is a total points leaderboard and an average leaderboard, so opportunities for teams of all sizes to win prizes.

There are total and average points leaderboards for schools, community teams and charities with vouchers for the teams that travel the furthest.

Currently, Britannia Primary School and Nursery lead the total points leaderboard, with Dale Hall Primary School in second place and Whitehouse School in third. On the average points leaderboard, Needham Market Lions are top, with Suffolk Vegan Runners in second and Ipswich Deaf Runners in third place. However, there’s plenty of time for everything to change!

Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health in partnership with Suffolk County Council, Ipswich and East Suffolk Alliance, and Ipswich Borough Council. It is funded by Suffolk County Council and the National Lottery via Sport England.

Cllr Paul West, Cabinet Member for Ipswich, 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 to help boost your team on the leaderboard!”

Councillor John Cook, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities and Sport, added: “Well done again to everyone who is taking part in Beat the Street Ipswich. It’s great to see people of all ages making the most of the game and getting active in green spaces with friends and family and making those first small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.”

More information is available at and on social media at @BTSIpswich