Beat the Street in the Black Country

From Wednesday 29 June to Wednesday 10 August 2022, play this popular interactive game and explore free blue and green spaces across Dudley.

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Beat the Street has already been played by more than 1.5m people in over 120 locations across the UK and beyond.

Find out how you can play in Dudley.

How do I play Beat the Street?

Explore the canals across the area and enjoy this free blue and green space on your doorstep.

Using a Beat the Street card and map, travel by foot, bike, scooter or roller blades to one of 250 contactless Beat Boxes and aim to rack up as many visits and miles covered between the Beat Boxes as you can.

Beat Boxes are special sensors that record journeys once the game is underway. More than 250 of these will appear on lampposts around the area. These sensors are contactless so you don’t need to touch them – simply hover the card over the Beat Box and it will beep and flash to record points. The first visit to a Beat Box registers the journey; then you can walk, cycle, or roll to the next Beat Box within an hour to score 10 points.

Participating primary schools will provide cards for their pupils, and adults can pick up a free card from one of the distribution points listed on the Beat the Street Dudley website.

Who can play?

Everyone! Beat the Street is open to anyone of any age who would like to take part and takes place across Dudley borough from Wednesday 29 June to Wednesday 10 August 2022.

These dates coincide with the Commonwealth Games period and are part of the celebration of the Games coming to the West Midlands.

Family and friends walking along the towpath Family and friends walking along the towpath

What's in it for me?

Beat the Street is designed to get you moving by helping make small changes to your routine, such as walking or cycling to school or work instead of taking the car. 

Beat the Street not only has a significant impact on increasing low levels of physical activity amongst adults and children, but also helps reduce congestion, improves air quality, and helps families spend time in green spaces together.

About Beat the Street

Beat the Street Dudley has been commissioned by Dudley Council and the Canal & River Trust with support from the National Lottery via Sport England. It is being delivered by Intelligent Health. 

Ian Lane, our head of strategic projects and lead for the Commonwealth Games said: "We’re really pleased to be working in partnership to bring this activity to our waterways across Dudley.

"'Beat the Street’ will feature throughout the Dudley area and our beautiful historic canal network can used to navigate between the various beat boxes. This is a wonderful opportunity for us, especially in a region where most people live within one mile of their local canal but have not yet realised it is there and its potential.

"We know that life is better by water, and by taking part it’s a great opportunity to explore, get active and experience how being by water can make a real difference to people’s mental health.”

Last date edited: 30 June 2022