Walk, Run, Cycle

Walking, running and cycling is free, easy, healthy and produces no greenhouse gas emissions.

If you live close to where you work or shop, why not get out of you car and walk, run or cycle instead? Or step out for a walk, run or cycle along the River Torrens Linear Park or your local beach.

To find out more about how the City of Charles Sturt supports walking and cycling check out our short film:

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:

Athol Park Strollers (Athol Park Community Centre)

Brompton Walkie Talkies (Ian George Court)

Linear Park

People with Pushers - Henley Beach Library

Henley Beach Sea Side Striders - Henley Beach Library

Winners - Findon (Findon Community Centre)

If you would like to find out more information on any of these groups and start walking please contact, Scott Edgecombe, Recreation and Sport Officer 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. Find out more here:

Free Bike Hire

Bike maintenance stations

“Quick stop to make your bike tip top”

The council supports cycling and undertakes initiatives to encourage the use of cycling within the city. The stands are a free, public feature which will allow all cyclists to conveniently maintain their bicycles. This will make it easier for cyclists to swap the car for a bicycle on a regular basis! More information and current locations can be found here:

Bike Maintenance Stations

Parks and play features

For more information about what you can see and do on your bike in Charles Sturt, visit the Parks, Reserves and Playgrounds:

Parks, Reserves and Playgrounds

Greenways & Cycle Paths Project

For more information about the Greenways & Cycle Paths project:

Greenways & Cycle Paths Project

Programs in Charles Sturt

Courses: Many courses and events are run by Bike SA

Way2Go school program: The City of Charles Sturt has partnered with the government and local school communities to identify plan and implement people focused, safe and innovative improvements in local streets near schools to support active travel. To find out more information about this program, head to: Way2Go