Ipswich City Council
Walk Cycle Ipswich
Walking and cycling are great ways to get active!
Get together with friends and family and join in a local, social and free walking event! Please click on the below for more information on upcoming events:
A calendar of the walking events for 2013 is below. For more information contact Council on (07) 3810 6666 or email email@example.com
Get together with friends and family and join in a local, social and free walking group:
New Rosewood Walking Group!
A new Rosewood Walking group has started in Ipswich! For more details click the below flyer:
How do I join a walking group?
How fit do I need to be?
Walking groups are suitable for all levels of ability including beginners.
What should I bring?
Please ensure you wear comfortable sunsmart clothing, sunscreen (30+ SPF), a wide-brimmed hat, appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle.
Why walk in walking groups?
Walking in groups can:
Regular Heart Foundation Walking participants receive recognition for reaching certain milestones. To further encourage residents to walk regularly with their group Ipswich City Council has introduced an Ipswich incentive program. The program compliments the existing national Heart Foundation Walking incentive program by providing additional rewards such as hats, shirts, sports towels and backpacks at more milestones. For more information download the below flyer:
There are no groups in my area - how do I get involved?
Start your own group! Download the below flyer for more information about starting a walking group:
The Heart Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support and funding for Heart Foundation Walking from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Heart Foundation Walking is also funded by the Queensland Government to get more Queenslanders active.
Every step counts towards leading an active and healthy lifestyle! 10,000 steps is the recommended daily step goal for adults, and participating in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity like brisk walking can help you towards achieving this goal. Start making every step count by:
1. Getting a pedometer:
-Ipswich Hospital Foundation: you can obtain a FREE pedometer from the Ipswich Hospital Foundation by participating in any Fit 4 Life activity. For more information includiging a schedule of activities visit http://www.ihfoundation.org.au/ or contact the Ipswich Hospital Foundation on 07) 3817 2318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Logging your steps - start your step log by registering on the 10,000 Steps website at http://www.10000steps.org.au/), or pick up a step log from the library when you borrow a pedometer.
By registering with 10,000 Steps you can also participate in challenges and win prizes:
10,000 Steps I-Challenges - take a virtual adventure anywhere in the world by participating in these monthly challenges, and be in the running to win prizes such as heart rate monitors and Asics shoes!
10,000 Steps Challenge for Workplaces - the challenge aims to provide an opportunity for businesses to participate in a work-specific physical activity challenge to help workplaces take positive steps towards better health
3. Being active every day in as many ways as you can - make walking part of your everyday lifestyle:
Bushwalking is a great way to get active while getting back to nature! Ipswich offers a number of conservation parks and reserves with walking trails to cater for all levels of ability.
Pick up a Trails of Ipswich guide from Ipswich City Council's Customer Service Centre or download a copy here using this link - Bushwalking Guide
Cycling Groups / Events
Get together with friends and family and join in a local, social and free cycling groups / events:
Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Ride
When cycling on shared paths:
When cycling on roads:
Walk Friendly Routes & Recreational Bike Ride Maps
Get together with friends and family and explore a walk friendly route/recreational bike ride near you:
Walkability / Bikeability Checklist
How walkable/bikeable is your neighbourhood?
A safe and supportive environment for walking and cycling is essential. Neighbourhoods need to be walkable and bikeable for all members of the community and for all ages and abilities. Local residents know and understand their neighbourhoods better than anyone else and can identify aspects that may help or hinder walking and cycling in their areas.
By completing and submitting the below Neighbourhood Walkability/Bikeability Checklists, individuals and groups can provide feedback to Council to assist Council in improving the quality of the walking and cycling environment. To help Council to improve your walking/cycling environment complete and submit the below checklists:
Walking & Cycling Contacts
Department of Transport and Main Roads (Cycling Area)
Contact Council on (07) 3810 6666 or email@example.com to:
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