Stawell Secondary College has announced they have entered a team of cyclists into the 2019 Great Victorian Bike Ride.
This year will be the largest team ever with 16 riders and three adults participating.
The students range from years seven to 10 and have been named Team Super Stawell.
The Ride is from Friday, November 22 to Sunday, December 1 and starts in Robe, South Australia and wil travel through Millicent, Mount Gambier, Portland, Port Fairy, Peterborough, Beech Forest, Deans Marsh and finish in Torquay.
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging bike and camping adventure that will see the students and staff cycle over 652 kilometres in 10 days.
"This is a unique event with Bicycle Network, the organisers, taking care of food, campsites, medical and en route support," assistant principal Murray Hart said.
"As the largest, fully supported bicycle event in the world, there is no better way for students to see Victoria and learn about themselves and their peers.
"The sense of achievement from completing the ride can lead to improved confidence, resilience and personal growth."
Mr Hart said the cost for the ride was $859 per student.
"The aim of the school and the riders is to raise $659 per pupil to ease the financial burden on families," he said.
"Some fundraising events being planned is a Chocolate Drive, a Bike Raffle with an $800 bike donated by a local sponsor, a school social and a school formal.
"The Riders will be seeking support from the local community over the coming months."
Mr Hart said to assist the riders to commence training the school was seeking road bikes to either borrow or
purchase as not all students have a bike.
"If you are able to help us out please contact either myself or Marie McAloon at Stawell Secondary College on 5358 1700," he said.
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