Beat the Street returns to Swindon next week and anybody wanting to take part can now pick up their cards ready to join in the fun.

The initiative, which is running for the second year running in Swindon, encourages people to get active outdoors and explore their area by turning whole towns and cities into a giant game.

Players tap cards and fobs against sensors called Beat Boxes while walking or cycling to earn points towards their team in a bid to win prizes.

The new season's game begins on Wednesday September 25.

Last year’s saw 32,000 people in the town walking and cycling a total of 313,000 miles in just six weeks – a record for any of the Beat the Street challenges so far.

Funded by the National Lottery through Sport England and Swindon Borough Council, this year’s challenge begins on Wednesday and runs for six weeks.

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