How to Play

Aim of the game

Earn as many points as possible for you and your team by walking, running or cycling between Beat Boxes across Barrhead and Newton Mearns from 15 February - 29 March.

Set Up

Children aged 11 and under play with a Beat the Street fob. Anyone aged 12 and above play with a Beat the Street card. Soon you'll be able to register online on this website. Click here to view the map to find Beat Boxes across Barrhead and Newton Mearns and plan your journeys. 

The game runs from 0.01am on 15 February - 7pm on 29 March.

Playing the game

Find Beat Boxes nearest to you on the map.

Tap the Beat Box with your card until it beeps and flashes.

Walk, cycle, run or scoot to a different Beat Box within an hour.

Tap the Beat Box with your card or fob until it beeps and flashes to score 10 points.

Now carry on your journey and score more points for each extra Beat Box you tap. 

Win Beat the Street

The teams at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the game win prizes of up to £300 of vouchers. There are leaderboards for community and school teams. Highest average and highest points prizes are available.

Registered players can also win weekly Lucky Tap prizes such as vouchers and Beat the Street goodies for taking part. 

Children can also complete challenges and receive stickers and certificates.

Hints & Tips 

Register to join a team, track your points and win prizes. Help your team by getting friends and family to join in the game - further cards are available through distribution points

Play Beat the Street on your way to school or work, or play at weekends.

If more than an hour passes since tapping a Beat Box you will need to start a new journey.

Keep track of your points and team's position on this website.

Follow Beat the Street Barrhead and Newton Mearns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out about extra events, bonus points and even more prizes!

Every week there will be something so look out for details on the website, social media or sign up to our e-newsletter to keep up to date!


Beat Box - card and fob reader attached to street furniture across your area.

Card - contactless cards for adults to tap against Beat Boxes to score points. The card needs to be registered online to join a team. 

Fob - contactless keyring for children under 11 to tap against Beat Boxes to score points. These can be registered online, but there is no requirement to as these come pre-assigned to school teams.

Lucky Tap - draws will take place throughout the game where a tap on a Beat Box from a registered player will be awarded a prize. 

Cheating - driving between Beat Boxes, swiping multiple cards and fobs, or using someone else's card or fob constitutes as cheating. 

For more information regarding terms and conditions - click here.