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Hit the streets of Wokingham, thanks to new active game

Picture: Stewart Turkington

AN ACTIVE game installed across Wokingham borough is now ready to play.

Beat the Street challenges residents how far they can walk, run, scoot, wheel or cycle around the game area.

Players hover a free card or fob over the 73 special sensors called Beat Boxes.

These will be on lampposts around Wokingham Town Centre, Finchampstead and Woosehill.

To take part, primary school pupils will be given fobs to log their distance, and parents and teachers will receive a card from the school to accompany youngsters.

READ MORE: Back on the streets: Popular Wokingham walking challenge makes a return

All other residents can pick up a contactless card from a distribution point at Emmbrook Convenience Store, Morrisons, Wokingham Library, Aldi and the Co-op on Finchampstead Road, Finchampstead.

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport at the borough council, said: “Beat the Street is a fantastic, free-to-enter initiative and anyone can get involved. Remember you’ll need to pick up your fobs and cards before it all starts next week.

“Why not consider starting a workplace team or joining a school team and see if you could walk or cycle to work as well as getting out and about at lunchtime?  

“Not only would you be doing great things for your health and to improve air quality, but you could walk your way to supporting a local charity.”

For more information, visit: www.beatthestreet.me/wokingham

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