1. Dr Bike, Hannah, Hayley & Harmony at a Beat the Street Renfrewshire event last week

The final push for points has started as the interactive travel game Beat the Street Renfrewshire draws to a close.

1. Dr Bike, Hannah, Hayley & Harmony at a Beat the Street Renfrewshire event last week

From today (Wednesday, 20 October) until the end of the game, 27 October, players will take part in Go Celebrate week where every Beat Box in the game will be giving out double points.

The game comes to an end at 7pm on 27 October when the leaderboards will be taken down and the winners announced shortly afterwards.

More than 6,230 people from Bridge of Weir, Elderslie, Houston, Howwood, Kilbarchan, Linwood, Johnstone and Lochwinnoch have taken part and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 45,000 miles so far in the competition.

Fordbank Primary School leads the total points leaderboard and Thorn Primary School leads the average points leaderboard for schools. The teams that top both leaderboards will each win £300 in book or sports vouchers and a trophy.

It is hoped that the game will have a lasting impact on local people and they continue to lead healthier, more active lifestyles.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board said: “I can’t believe ‘Go Celebrate Week’ is here and we’re into the final week of Beat the Street.

“The game has really been the talk of the participating towns and villages for the past few weeks, and it has been fantastic to see everyone getting active as a community.

“We’ve heard heart-warming stories of communities coming together, of people telling us how they’ve got chatting to neighbours and of players getting to experience green spaces and parts of their towns that they might not have known about before.

“The Beat the Street game itself is just the start though – when the game comes to an end, we’ll then continue to work with the local community to ensure that these healthy lifestyle habits are put into action and players are signposted to activities and community groups that they might not have known about before.”

Beat the Street Renfrewshire has been commissioned by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with Renfrewshire Leisure and is funded by The Scottish Government’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme, administered by Paths for All. It is being delivered by Intelligent Health.

More information will be available at www.beatthestreet.me/renfrewshire and on social media @RenfrewshireBTS