1. Auchenlodment Primary School Primary 6

Beat the Street Renfrewshire has come to an incredible conclusion after the game came to an end on Wednesday evening.

1. Auchenlodment Primary School Primary 6

The game took place across the areas of Bridge of Weir, Elderslie, Houston, Howwood, Kilbarchan, Linwood, Johnstone and Lochwinnoch and invited local residents of all ages to walk, cycle and wheel as far as possible during the six-week challenge in return for prizes.

Beat the Street Renfrewshire winners 2021

More than 6,300 people signed up and collectively clocked up 53,100 active travel miles.

The winners are:

Schools – total points:

  1. Fordbank Primary School
  2. Houston Primary School
  3. Thorn Primary School
  4. Auchenlodment Primary School

Schools- average points:

  1. Thorn Primary School
  2. Fordbank Primary School
  3. Howwood Primary School
  4. Houston Primary School

Community and workplace teams – total points:

  1. Active Communities
  2. 4th Johnstone GB
  3. Southend Smoothies

Community and workplace teams – average points:

  1. Active Communities
  2. 4th Johnstone GB
  3. Southend Smoothies

Small teams – total points

  1. The Wild Girls

Individual leaderboard

  1. Oddball

Empowered:

  1. Riverbrae School

Additionally, thanks to the participation of all players, the MND Scotland charity received a donation of £500.

Feedback for the Beat the Street game has been positive with lots of participants getting in touch to say that they have enjoyed walking and cycling more. One player got in touch to say: “Thank you so much for running the game in Houston. My family and I have loved playing. It gave us a focus every day and forced us out in all weathers! We had a lot of fun, and will miss the challenge. I hope you return to Renfrewshire in the future.”

The game has inspired local people to get outside, become more active and to leave the car at home wherever possible, with the hope that this will continue outside of the game too.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “Beat the Street has been fantastic for the area and we’d like to thank everyone who took part.

“We have seen such passion and commitment from players who have got in touch to tell us their stories about how much they have loved the game and that they will be sorry to see the Beat Boxes go!

“We’ve heard from people who have got fitter, spent more quality time together as a family out and about and have really got to know the local area on foot in a way that you just don’t when you’re driving. We’ve heard lovely anecdotes about people who visited every Beat Box, stories about conversations being struck up and people trying out new activities and getting into healthy habits.

“Congratulations to each and every player who got involved with Beat the Street and took the time to come and visit the Beat Boxes. We hope that people will continue to walk or cycle or school or work and will continue to enjoy being active.”

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.

Find out all you need to know at www.beatthestreet.me/renfrewshire and on social media @RenfrewshireBTS