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Ride Like A Pilot

Four members of the RAF cycling team will collectively cycle over 3000km over the course of six days, travelling from Wales to DSEI via major UK RAF bases to raise money for SSAFA – The UK Armed Forces Charity

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Elbit systems UK is the primary sponsor for #ridelikeapilot.

Elbit Systems UK Ltd is a Defence, Technology and Aerospace company with six subsidiaries in the UK. Across the country on our ten sites we employ over 500 people engaged in a range of high tech and specialist manufacturing activities, with a similar number of jobs sustained directly in our UK supply chain.

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For over a hundred years the Royal Air Force has defended the skies of Britain and projected Britain’s power and influence around the world.

Today the RAF is engaged in 15 missions on 4 continents in 22 countries.

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SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

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RAF Cycling Team

The Royal Air Force Cycling Association aims to promote the sport of cycling in all its forms in the Royal Air Force, to improve fitness and standards and to prepare teams and individuals to compete in single-Service and inter-Service championships.

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The Team

SAC Claire Weston

SAC Claire Weston

I have been a Survival Equipment Fitter in the Royal Air Force for 4 years. My day to day role includes maintaining, repairing and fitting aircrew protective helmets for the Apache Helicopter at Army Air Corps Middle Wallop, near Andover.

CT Ross Mallen

CT Ross Mallen

Joined the RAF at 16 back in 2001 as a Trade Group 5 General Technician Electrical (Gen Tech E). Responsible for the rectification and maintenance of vast spectrum of Plant Equipment, Specialist Vehicles, Electrical Installations and Aircraft Batteries.

Wg Cdr Jon Warren

Wg Cdr Jon Warren

Jon Warren, JW to his friends, started his career in the RAF, and he originally commissioned with the dream of being a Fast Jet pilot. This was dashed by deteriorating eyesight; undaunted and having an Engineering Degree he re-branched to Aircraft Engineering Officer and never looked back. 

Sqn Ldr Martin Pearson

Sqn Ldr Martin Pearson

Sqn Ldr Martin Pearson known as ‘Beef’ joined the RAF in 2005 as a Weapon Systems Officer (Navigator). He served on Nimrod MR2 with 120 Sqn at Kinloss completing an Operational tour in the Middle East before the retirement from service of the aircraft.