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Walk, run, cycle

Walking, running and cycling is free, easy, healthy and good for the environment. If you live close to where you work or shop, why not get out of you car and walk, run or cycle instead?

In the City of Charles Sturt, we have beautiful natural areas to walk, run or cycle. Visit the River Torrens Linear Park, your local beach or one of our many parks, reserves and playgrounds.

Read our Strategy for Walking and Cycling


West Beach Parkrun – weekly free 5km timed run.


Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups, led by volunteer Walk Organisers.

The aim of Heart Foundation Walking groups is to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are not used to being active. Walking groups can be any size, and walk at various times, days, lengths and levels of difficulty. Everyone is encouraged to walk at their own pace.

The City Of Charles Sturt has joined in partnership with Heart Foundation Walking and currently has a number of walking groups led by local residents who are volunteers. Below is a list of the walking groups currently participating in this exciting program:

Heart Foundation – Walking Groups

There are 88 walking groups listed in Adelaide, with the following 8 located in Charles Sturt.

Brompton – Brompton footers

Cheltenham – Cheltenham Walkers

Findon – Findon Winners

Findon –  Findon Community Centre

Flinders Park – Nazareth Walking Group

Henley Beach – Striders

Kilkenny – Arndale Mall Walking Group

Woodville Park – AussieMed Foundation Walking Group

If you would like to find out more information on any of these groups and start walking please contact each of the walking groups directly.

To let us know about other walking groups, please contact Scott Edgecombe on 8408 1117.

Other useful links

Walking Trails in South Australia

Parks, Reserves and Playgrounds

Adelaide Beaches Visitor Website

Cycling is fun, affordable, pollution free and great for your health and wellbeing.

The council encourages cycling by endorsing strategies, and providing services for the community.

Council services and programs

Free bike hire

With the support of Charles Sturt, Adelaide City Bikes have expanded their free bike hire service to our community!

There is a lot to see and do in Charles Sturt when you loan a bike for the day, such as visiting the many parks, places, playgrounds and cultural and historic sites.

Learn more about Free Bike Hire

Bike maintenance stations

The council supports cycling and undertakes initiatives to encourage the use of cycling within the city. We now have free bike maintenance stands to allow cyclists to conveniently maintain their bicycles.

Learn more about our Bike Maintenance Stations

Parks and play features

Check out what you can see and do on your bike in Charles Sturt at our Parks, Reserves and Playgrounds.

Cycling links and bike map

Check out or strategic cycling links and bike map to see where you can cycle in Charles Sturt.

Council have also endorsed a local street network and we are working toward improving these streets to make them safe riding routes.

We're committed to improving the safety of bike riders in Charles Sturt and have developed a Bike Network and Action List to help us do so.

Programs in Charles Sturt

Bicycle courses and events are run by Bike SA.

Way2Go school program

We're working to create people-focused, safe and innovative improvements in local streets near schools to support active travel. In this project, the City of Charles Sturt has partnered with the Australian Government.

Learn more about Way2Go.