LTi Technology Solutions, an in-the-cloud leasing platform provider for equipment finance companies, is to be the grand tour sponsor for AFPA Trust’s 1st Virtual Cycle Tour of Britain, the company said in a statement. 

The event is organised by Mark Lyons Recruitment and all money raised will be donated to The Christie Charitable Fund, a UK-based cancer research body. 

During the Virtual Cycle Tour of Britain, fundraising participants have the flexibility to choose how and when they ride including stationary bicycles for those who prefer that option. The event will include seven (stage) days of riding from 7 am on 7 May to 9.30 pm on 13 May 2021. 

All riders’ mileage will be aggregated to see how much of Britain the riders can cover.

Mark Lyons, who was diagnosed with cancer and was treated at The Christie three years ago, said: “I met some amazing staff and courageous patients at the Christie. This event will remind me of the fantastic people I have met and those who are sadly no longer with us. 

“This ride is for all those individuals cancer took from us and to support all the future patients at The Christie. This is for you!”

Lyons runs Mark Lyons Recruitment, a specialist executive search and talent recruitment agency to the financial services, banking, automotive and niche lending providers.

Robert Taylor, UK country manager of LTi, said: “This LTi-sponsored AFPA Trust ride is a great example of our industry coming together to support charitable efforts within our communities. 

“We can’t wait to hit the virtual trails with everyone. The Christie Charitable Fund has been phenomenal in providing effective cancer treatments and support to its patients. 

“Whilst we are still in lockdown, events like this keep us connected with our communities and helping those who need it.”

Registration is open for signup. Registration can be made through the AFPA website: https://www.afpatrust.com/event/tour/

Donations to The Christie can be made through the Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/afpatrust-christiecharity 

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