THE Type 1 Challenge is a bike ride held annually to raise awareness and money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.
The cyclists involved are riding for family members and individuals who have type one diabetes.
The team dropped into St Patrick's Primary School, Stratford, recently to meet with student Hunter Battley, who has type one diabetes.
The Year 4 student was diagnosed two years ago. The students and staff were thrilled to welcome the riders, who were embarking on the five-day 900 kilometre ride across eastern Victoria.
Team representatives spoke to the students and staff about diabetes and what they were trying to achieve through the ride.
Their visit also provided inspiration for Hunter and others living with type one diabetes, as a couple of the cyclists themselves have the condition.