Our sponsors

The RAF Association would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of RAFA Rides. Their ongoing support has ensured that RAFA Rides has gone from strength to strength year on year, without which it would not be the event it is today.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Lockheed Martin has been supporting RAFA Rides – the RAF Association’s annual cycling event since 2021. As the title sponsor, Lockheed Martin has been an integral part of the success of RAFA Rides and we are thrilled to have their support once we make history by launching the first ever Air Forces WorldRide event, bringing together air force communities from around the globe.

Through its continued support for the RAF Association, Lockheed Martin has played a key role in improving the lives of thousands of members of the RAF community who are in need, and is the ideal partner to launch this worldwide event in support of international air force charities. Thanks to Lockheed Martin support, teams and individuals from the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Canada and Australia can experience the thrill of being part of this unique global cycling community.

Raytheon UK

Raytheon UK is a technology company operating across the UK, helping to solve our customers toughest challenges. A fully owned subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies (previously Raytheon Company) in the USA, we are a major supplier to the UK government and customers around the globe, supporting the defence and aerospace, cyber and space sectors. We also provide digital and training transformation solutions to commercial and military customers.

As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and other departments we are helping to drive technological advances across the UK.

PLEXSYS UK

PLEXSYS UK is a leading provider of modelling and simulation software for defence, aerospace, and related industries. Established as the UK arm of the global PLEXSYS group, the company has been at the forefront of innovative solutions for training, mission rehearsal, and real-time operations since its inception.

PLEXSYS UK takes pride in its ethical conduct and corporate social responsibility. The company is deeply involved in community initiatives and consistently supports causes that align with its values. One such cause is the Royal Air Forces Association, a charity that provides welfare support to the RAF family. PLEXSYS UK’s partnership with RAFA showcases the company’s commitment to giving back to the society that its technology serves to protect.

PLEXSYS UK’s support for the Royal Air Forces Association and RAFA Rides stems from a deep-rooted respect for the RAF and the sacrifices made by its members. As a company deeply embedded in the defence and aerospace sector, PLEXSYS recognises the invaluable role played by RAF personnel in safeguarding national security. Their partnership with RAFA is a way of giving back to this community, acknowledging their heroism, and assisting them in times of need.

Lone Star Analysis Ltd

Lone Star Analysis Ltd. is the UK subsidiary of Lone Star Analysis. Lone Star is a provider of applied decision intelligence and engineering solutions. We harness predictive and prescriptive analytics, artificial intelligence, and inherent knowledge to enhance innovation, create economic strength, and make the world safer. Since 2004, organisations have trusted Lone Star to deliver actionable answers to complex problems in manufacturing, aerospace, defence, energy, logistics, transportation, and more.

Boeing

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defence products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. The company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing employs a highly skilled workforce of over 3,600 people across the country and spends £2 billion a year in the UK supply chain. Boeing has partnered with the UK for more than 80 years, delivering leading-edge platforms, technologies, services and capabilities. It’s a partnership that goes beyond the platform and extends into the heart of the communities where our employees live and work. Across Britain, Boeing partners with leading military charities that provide serving personnel and veterans – including their families – with essential workforce transition support and recovery and rehabilitation programs that address mental health and advance well-being. Given our close links to the RAF we see first-hand the positive impact RAFA has across all levels of service life, including after service ends. Supporting RAFA Rides allows us to once again stand by our commitment to support the current and ex-serving men and women of now, and long into the future.

Inzpire

We help government to drive large-scale, complex transformation programmes, designed to future proof public services. Working closely with public sector leaders, we support innovative delivery models, digital transformation, and leadership and talent development.

Cycling is a big thing at Inzpire. One of the first benefits we provided to our team when the company started up was access to Cyclescheme so people could buy bikes more easily, keep active and cycle to work. RAFA Rides is an excellent way to merge our love of cycling with supporting our RAF family, we wouldn’t miss it for the world!