Tejvan Pettinger

Cyclinguphill.com is the cycling website of Tejvan Pettinger.

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Snake Pass, 2013. Photo Courtesy Weaver Valley CC.

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I didn’t really display any early talent for cycling. Here I was handicapped by my feet not quite reaching the pedals

Life

I went to Bradford Grammar School and then Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University where I read PPE. These days I work as a very part time economics teacher. My main income comes from a motley collection of websites and blogs. I have ones on:

I have a personal site tejvan.co.uk but don’t put much there. I have also worked on:

Cycling Career

I started cycling aged 14, riding for Otley CC. See blog on the traditional Sunday Club run. However, apart from the very occasional race, I didn’t start racing until 2004, when I entered my first open time trial. I was a member of Oxford University CC during the late 1990s.

OUCC team photo from 1998. Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge. Spot the two national hill climb champions.

My main contribution was to be the club Treasurer, and marshalled the Varsity 25, where Michael Hutchinson beat everyone by 5 minutes and gave Cambridge University CC the win.

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At OUCC, I was contemporary of Jim Henderson who won the national hill climb five times, including one time riding for OUCC.

I think I did one or two 10 mile TT in this university period, but I don’t remember how I did. I was inspired by the great Jim Henderson (5 times national hill climb champion). I only remember him shooting off up the road on a hill to Stow on the Wold on a club run.

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After an illness, and a few years of doing nothing. I dabbled in running. But, a knee injury put paid to that. In 2003, I started to go out on my bike again, and in 2004 started doing a few races. In 2005, I did quite a lot. But, 2006-09 were fairly quite years. Since 2010 I’ve been able to devote more time to cycling..

I’m a second claim member of Oxonian CC, and race for Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team.

Assorted Palmeres

  • 1st National hill climb – 2013
  • 2nd National 12 hour TT – 2016
  • 3rd National 100 mile TT – 2014

2005

  • 4th  National 100 mile TT championship

2006

  • 7th National Hill climb

2007

  • 7th National Hill climb

2010

  • 4th  National hill climb

2011

  • 5th National hill climb

2013

2014

Open events 31 – 1st place = 17, 2nd place = 9, 3rd place = 3

2015

  • 7th British Time Trial Championship
  • 7th National 100 mile TT
  • 6th National hill climb championship
  • Open events 30– 1st place = 11, 2nd place  = 9, 3rd place = 5

2015

  • 2nd National 12 hour time trial championship

1st place in Open Hill Climbs

  • 1993 – 0 out of 2
  • 1994 – 0 out of 1
  • 2004  – 1 out of 9
  • 2005 – 1 out of 9
  • 2006 – 1 out of 4
  • 2007 – 1 out of 2
  • 2008 – 1 out of 2
  • 2009 – 2 out of 5 (1* CR)
  • 2010 – 7 / 10 (1* CR)
  • 2011 –  10 / 11 (3* CR)
  • 2012 – 11/ 13 (5 * CR)
  • 2013 – 12/13 (7 * CR)
  • 2014 – 14/17 (8* CR)
  • 2015 – 5/12 (1* CR)

Total hill climbs

  • 66 wins out of 110 hill climbs

59/76 in past six years

(note: I count individual hill climb stage as separate, e.g Otley CC hill climb has 2 stages, if I win both stages that counts as 2)

25 Course records

News Articles

National Hill Climb Championships

Photo Ken Norbury

Photo Ken Norbury. 2014 on Long Hill

  • 2005 – 11th –  The Rake, Lancashire. Winner – Ben Greenwood
  • 2006  – 7th – Devon  Winner – James Dobbin.
  • 2007  –  7th  – Cheddar Gorge. Winner –  James Dobbin.
  • 2008 – 14th – Matlock, Derbyshire. – Winner – Matt Clinton
  • 2009  – 12th – Halifax – Pea Royd Lane — Winner – Dan Fleeman
  • 2010 – 4th – Dovers Hill, Gloucestershire – Winner – Dan Fleeman
  • 2011  – 5th  – Long Hill, Buxton. Winner – Gunnar Gronlund
  • 2012 – 12th – Rake – winner – Jack Puller
  • 2013 – 1st – The Stang – Ferryhill Wheelers – winner – T.Pettinger
  • 2014 – 4th – Pea Royd Lane – winner Dan Evans
  • 2015 – 6th – Jackson Bridge – winner Richard Bussell.
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Top of Box Hill 2012 before London Olympics

 

Personal Bests

  • 10 miles – 00:19:02 (10/08/13) V718 – winner M.Hutchinson 18.30 – 31.5 mph
  • 25 miles – 49:11 (14/08/11) H25/8 – winner Me (results) – average speed 30.2 mph
  • 50 miles – 1.39.36 (28/06/14) B50/6 (BDCA) – winner. M.Bottrill 1.35 – average speed 30.1 mph
  • 100 miles – 3:34:17 (22/06/14) E2/100 – ECCA 100 – winner me – average speed – 28.0 mph
  • 12 hour – 284 miles (26/06/16) R Welsh course

Other fast times (to help me with CTT entries)

2014

  • 10 miles – 00:19:24 – 14/06/14 – Oxford City H10/181
  • 25 miles – 00:51:5916/08/14 – North Hampshire 1st. H25/8
  • 50 miles – 1.39.36 (28/06/14) – B50/6 (BDCA) – winner. M.Bottrill 1.35 – average speed 30.1 mph (CTT)
  • 100 miles – 3:34:19 (22/06/14) – E2/100 – ECCA 100 – winner me – average speed – 28.0 mph (CTT)

2015

  • 10 miles – 00:19:49 – 06/06/15 – North Hampshire RC H10/8
  • 25 miles – 00:50:48 – 15/08/15 – North Hampshire RC H25/8
  • 50 miles – 01:42:18 – 17/07/15 – Shaftesbury RC E2/50C
  • 100 miles – 03:39:50 – 05/07/15 – National 100 mile TT

Stats

  • Height: 6 ft 3 (191 cm)
  • weight: 61kg
  • max 5 min power about: 450 watts

Other facts

I’m a member of the Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre, and give meditation classes in Oxford.

I’m also an occasional photographer, and have a photography blog of Oxford – Photo Blog – Tejvan

I featured in A Corinthian Endeavour by Paul Jones

Books

  • One book I wrote is available at Amazon. Happiness will follow you by Tejvan Pettinger.
  • I also wrote a short book about my experiences as student of Sri Chinmoy.

 

Contact email

tejvancyclinginfo

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or postal address: 29 Campbell Road, Oxford OX4 3PF

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