Getting Gloucestershire Moving

More than £1.2m has been pledged by the NHS and other partners to help get 30,000 inactive people in the county doing daily exercise.

Gloucestershire Moves is an exciting project which aims to create a sustained culture of physical activity through a number of motivating schemes, such as encouraging people to take up healthier ways to travel.

An innovative scheme called ‘Beat the Street’ got underway in Gloucester in June and is proving to be hugely popular. It uses electronic tap boxes on lampposts to encourage people to walk and cycle around the city, with fun challenges and leader boards to add an element of competition.

Within the first three weeks, more than 9,600 people signed up and covered in excess of 43,000 miles between them, meaning that the competition has already met its target of engaging 9,000-12,000 participants. The competition closes on 19 July 2018.