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Bury St Edmunds Library team are pedalling for pounds!

The staff team at Bury St Edmunds Library have started a mammoth cycling challenge to raise money for Suffolk Libraries Day.

The aim is to use an exercise bike in the library to cycle the equivalent of 333 miles in four weeks - the distance between all 45 Suffolk Libraries!

Anyone visiting the library is welcome to join in the challenge and hop on the exercise bike in the library foyer and add as many miles as they like, making a donation in the process.

Anyone taking part must be 16 or over and should complete a registration and consent form before taking part.

The challenge will run until Suffolk Libraries Day which is Saturday 23 March.

Bury St Edmunds Library have other fundraising activities planned on Suffolk Libraries Day too, including a bake sale, book sale, quiz, a children's Lego competition, raffle tickets, bookmarks for sale, and a treasure hunt. The library has also planned Easter Chick Crafts for children and a big Pokémon Card Sale in the foyer.

A staff member at Bury St Edmunds Library adding miles to the static bike
Staff members have been helping to add miles to the static bike to reach the goal of 333 miles.
Another member of staff adding miles to the bike
Anyone visiting the library is welcome to hop on the bike and cycle for a donation.

Suffolk Libraries Day is the annual event to celebrate Suffolk Libraries and raise money to support the work of the library service in the community.

A special Suffolk Libraries Day online book festival featuring Lee Child has already raised £1,600 and Ipswich and Stowmarket libraries are also holding live music gigs later this month. Other libraries are organising a range of activities on or around Suffolk Libraries Day including an author talk with C.L Miller at Thurston Library.

For a full list of events visit the Suffolk Libraries Day what's on page.

This year daisies will also be popping up in some libraries on Suffolk Libraries Day to raise awareness of the organisation’s new fundraising campaign, Making a Difference with a Daisy which aims to create a chain of metal daisy sculptures supported by local businesses and donations.

For more information about how to get involved visit the Make a Difference with a Daisy webpage.