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Source: Written by Laura Pond, Stirling Times

READERS can now workout at their local library.

The City of Stirling has introduced exercise bikes with tables attached so people can read while they ride.

The ingenious initiative is available at its six libraries in Dianella, Inglewood, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Osborne and Scarborough.

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said it was a creative way to encourage people to visit local libraries.

“Libraries have always been a great place to exercise the mind, but now you can also get some physical exercise too,” he said.

“Whether you want to flick through a magazine or read your favourite book, you can enjoy it and keep active at the same time in the air-conditioned comfort of your local library.”

According to the City, the “reading bikes” were already proving popular with library members and staff.