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Col du Tourmalet with Peace Run

A few weeks ago I was in the south of France for a weekend with the British and French Sri Chinmoy Centres. We were also joined by members of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.


I’ve always wanted to cycle in the Pyranees, so I took my bike. A good combination of circumstances allowed me to climb the Col du Tourmalet and reach the top, just as runners from the Peace Run also made it. The weather was variable and the road was closed first thing in the morning (because of snow). But, as we neared the top, the police re-opened the world the road


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National Jersey


Wearing National hill climb jersey in Shap fell hill climb, May 2014

Who ate all the pies (cucumber sandwiches)?

The National jersey is close to the kit of Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team, just an extra red line. It was just hard getting a skinsuit thin enough.



Hill Climbs


It’s the hill climb season! This is in the Lake District near Honister Pass.


I conquered Hardnott pass from Western side – with 30% hairpins – one of the hardest hills, I’ve ever done.

Hill Climb training – Have a go!


Cycling Season

Nick O Pendle Hill Climb

Nick O Pendle Hill Climb

National Hill Climb 2011

At top of National hill climb.

  • Cycling season 2011

Trough of Bowland

Trough of Bowland


National Hill Climb Championship 2007


Photo (c) Richard Owens

See: My New Hill Climb Page at Cycling

2008 Hill Climb Championship

This year’s national hill climb championship was held at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, just south of Bristol.


The winner was James Dobbin, Arctic Shorter Rochford, in a very good time of 6.51.

Second place was David Clark, who just missed out for the second year running.

I finished 7th in a time of 7.14, just 6 seconds behind 3rd place. I finished 7th last year at the 2006, National Hill climb championship in Devon.

1 James Dobbin Arctic Shorter Rochford RT – 06:51.5
2 David Clarke Blue Sky Cycles – 06:57.6
3 Matt Clinton – 07:08.5
4 Jim Henderson Southport CC – 07:10.3
5 Geoffrey Beetham – 07:11.7
6 Danny Axford Arctic Shorter Rochford RT – 07:12.6
7 Tejvan Pettinger Sri Chinmoy CT – 07:14.4
8 Ian Stott Blackburn & Dist. CTC – 07:23.6
9 Adam Pinder Blackburn & Dist. CTC – 07:27.1
10 Ben Pochee Bike & Run London

Excellent event, with good organisation and support.


My new Cycling site Cycling Uphill

Many Thanks to Rich Owens for photos from race. Flickr gallery of event



T.Pettinger Cycling 2007



My cycling in 2007, has been  a bit disappointing.

I have only done a small number of races with no pbs.


I did win a couple of races, early in the season. This included the Oxonian CC 31 mile hilly TT. and the 10 mile TT organised by London West D.C


My fastest 10 was about a 21.31

My fastest 25 was about a 57.00 – which is really slow. My pb is a 52.


Hill climb Season 

The hill climb season is usually the highlight of the season for me. However, circumstance prevented me from competing in any races. I have been doing a bit of training. Several times I have cycled out to Lewknor to race up the A40. But, training is not the same as racing and even my training has been a bit disrupted.


Next week is the National hill climb championship at Cheddar Gorge. I am seeded number 4, last year I finished 7th, when the race was down in Devon. This will be the final race of the season. It is a shame I didn’t have chance to ride up Cheddar Gorge because it sounds an interesting hill.




Tejvan Pettinger

Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team


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