About the author:

Tejvan organises short-distance running and cycling races for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in his home city of Oxford. He is also a very good cyclist, having won the National hill climb championships in 2013 and finished 3rd in the National 100 Mile Time Trials in 2014.

Connor Pass

12 members of the Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team, visited County Derry for a cycling holiday, amongst the challenging hills of the Dingle Peninsula.

The first day, saw quite a few members get drenched, climbing the 6km climb of Connor Pass. The next day, was better weather as we headed around the bay to Cahersiveen.

The final day involved cycling through the deserted roads on the inland to the Black Valley hostel. The scenery was beautiful and the cycling much fun.


At top of Connor Pass

Rush Hour Ireland


Warning Cows in Road. - Cows blocking the road force Tejvan to take a detour

national hill climb

2007 has been a quiet year. I won a couple of races early season, but, did little racing after April.

The last race of the season is the national hill climb championship. This year it was held at Cheddar's gorge in Somerset. I finished 7th in a time of 7.14. The race was won by James Dobbin Arctic Shorter RT, 6.51

Other photos at Tejvan Blog - nat. Hill Climb

Tejvan Pettinger Sri Chinmoy CT

In the UK the racing season has begun.

R.Pettinger has won 2 early season hilly TT's. see Richard's Cycling Blog

Ed Silverton is in good form after several years struggling through injury. He makes a long anticipate comeback next weekend in a 10 mile TT

Triathalete Dave Johnson from Cambridge has spent alot of time on the bike this winter. In addition to doing triathlons he anticipates racing on his bike more.

In April there will be a training week for some training amongst the hills of New York.

hill climb

: Peak Hill the lower part of the hill climb it got steeper round the corner.

The last major competitive race of the UK time trialling season was the National Hill Climb championship in Devon. It was on the hill Peak Hill, starting at the bottom by the sea before reaching a max gradient of 20% at the top.

I finished 7th out of a field of about 150.

More at my other blog here: hill climb championships

My Results from 2006

hill climb

Richard at Start of hill climb

Making a comeback after injury Ed Silverton of Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team competed in the Oxonian CC cyclo cross event on 30th September.

A torrential downpour for the first 30 minutes of the race caused the track to become extremely muddy.

ed cyclo cross

Ed at the finish line. (The sun came out as the race stopped)

ed cyclo cross

Ed climbing up a muddy bank.

Cross-posted from cycling.srichinmoyraces.org