Daniel Robinson has seen first hand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students residing at La Trobe University Bendigo.
As manager of La Trobe's accommodation services, Mr Robinson is aiming to cycle 800 kilometres this month, to raise funds for students.
"A lot of students are enduring hardship because of this crisis," Mr Robinson said.
"It is not only domestic students but also international students who have lost their casual employment.
"They still need to pay their bills, rent and feed themselves."
Mr Robinson said he hopes to raise $1 per kilometre for La Trobe's student crisis appeal.
The appeal has already raised more than $600,000 for the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.
Mr Robinson said his fundraising goal might not seem like a lot, but any amount if helpful to students at this time.
The Castlemaine local has already clocked up about 530 kilometres this month.
"I ride around Mount Alexander, Maldon and Newstead, to name a few," Mr Robinson said.
The number of students living on campus has fallen sharply this semester.
"There are about 60 students on campus at the moment and there is capacity for 600," he said.
"For the remaining students, some can't return home.
"They are paying rent on campus and there is no alternative for them."
Mr Robinson said students who live on campus miss their sense of community.
"We are trying our hardest to foster those community ties through online engagement, but it is not the same as living with all of your friends and having a traditional student life," he said.
Riding 800km in May is one of 20 physically-based charity events Mr Robinson hopes to complete this year.
The MS Melbourne Cycle, Mother's Day Classic and Great Cycle Challenge are some of the events that he has or will take part in.
"I am not a wealthy person but am philanthropic with what I have," he said.
To learn about the relief fund, visit latrobe.edu.au/giving/student-crisis