Cycle Salisbury

Would you like to start cycling again or even for the first time?



Cycle Salisbury is the program for you if you want to make a return to cycling, fancy learning to ride a bike for the first time or perhaps need to find out how to fix a flat tyre that has been stopping you from enjoying one of Australia’s favourite past-times?

The City of Salisbury has partnered with Bicycle SA to get the community excited about cycling, whether for the very first time or because you haven’t been in the saddle for years, it doesn’t matter. In a first of its kind for South Australia, the Cycle Salisbury program aims to create a more active and healthy community through cycling.

It’s about promoting cycling to the community and encouraging people to get back on their bikes, riding or learning how to ride!  Apart from being a great way to get around, cycling can increase stamina and physical fitness, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to weight loss.  It’s also a great social activity to do with the family or a group. 


Programs on offer: 

A free, easy and fun online tool to help kick start your cycling journey and provide you with your very own ‘Ride Plan’, packed with information and recommendations.  In less than 10 minutes, your Ride Plan will outline your cycling strengths and also identify any barriers to cycling and help you to overcome them. Click here to get started today!

To safely plan your journey Click here for the journey planner provided by the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure 

Social Rides Program 



Feel confident in your riding skills and interested in joining other cyclists on 'low level' (short distance & low difficulty) social rides come Spring time ? If 'YES" then check out our list of intended rides that you can join in with for September to November 2013. There are no bookings just be at the Ride location before the advertised start time. If you have any questions please contact the relevant ride leader or the Healthy Communities team on 84068251. For the list of Social Rides please see the list attached.  Social_Rides.pdf.


   Bike Education Programs


  • CycleSafe Essentials - This four hour workshop (two x 2 hour sessions) is a fun and relaxed way to learn key skills, develop confidence on the road and get riding again. This course covers skills for negotiating traffic, road rules and safety. Bikes and helmets are provided for use during the course. Dates set on demand. Previous participant feedback has included : 'Thank you - everything that was worrying me was covered ; This course 'has given me confidence to get onto the road'   Additional courses scheduled for Saturday September 14 & 21 & October 19 & 26, both at Pooraka Memorial Hall, Scott st, Pooraka.  Flyer 


  •  Ride Ready  - This 2.5 hour workshop is for adults who can already ride and feel confident about their riding, and who in the future would like to join others for local short rides along either local trails or on local roads. To be suitable for this workshop you would be riding regularly and have a well maintained bike. Additional workshops scheduled for Saturday Aug 24 & Sat Sept 7 at Burton Community Centre & Sat Oct 12 at the Jack Young Centre in Salisbury. Flyer


  • Bike Maintenance - If your flat tyre and general bike condition is stopping you from enjoying the world on two wheels then this three hour workshop is the answer to get you out and about again. Workshops scheduled for Saturday 17th August & Saturday Nov 9.  Please see attached flyer .  Previous participant feedback has included : 'Good visual demonstrations - well presented' ; 'I learnt more today than watching tutorials on the internet' ; Very good to have an expert in person to answer questions' ; 'Thank you for providing such a useful course for us'.

Register your interest TODAY in one or more of these 'Cycle Salisbury' courses by ringing the Healthy Communities team 84068251. Each new participant receives a FREE High Visivility 'Cycle Salisbury' vest and a puncture repair kit 

The Re- Gifting Program

This program has come about as a result of the community engagement process of the Cycle Salisbury project.  One of the barriers identified through the community engagement phase was that many people in our target group (non fully employed adults) do not own a bike.  From this information the Regifiting Program was developed in partnership with the  Pooraka Men’s Shed, Bike SA, SAPOL and Council.

 Through the regifting program:

  •  The Pooraka Men’s Shed will be provided with tuition and tools (through Bike SA & Bike SA staff) to repair and make sure the bikes are roadworthy
  • Bikes will be sourced through SAPOL (Note we are not in a position  at present to accept bikes through the general public)
  • Re-furbished bikes will be provided to identified families in need by partners Anglicare SA & Families SA.
  • Whilst funding permits, recipients will be provided with a bike, helmet, lock and educational cycling sessions

 The Rides Leader Program

Through the Cycle Salisbury program we are identifying potential volunteer ride leaders who will be trained by Bike SA to lead local low level social group rides in Salisbury come Spring-time this year on local roads or local trails. If you would like to be considered for a role as a volunteer ride leader or to be notified of group rides when they are ready to be promoted, please contact the Healthy Communities staff on 8406 8251. See the flyer for the Low level Social Rides program.



Web Resources

Local Cycling Map for Salisbury

and scroll down to free ,aps to download. Select map 4 for Salisbury.










More Information:

To find out more about Cycle Salisbury and the programs on offer, contact the Healthy Communities team on:

T:  08 8406 8251
E:  Jim Binder or Cathie Graham on

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