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Tejvan Pettinger (born Richard Pettinger, November 11, 1976 in London, United Kingdom) is a British cyclist known for his successes in UK hill-climbs and time trials. He works as a Economics teacher and lives in Oxford.
Tejvan was born in Runnymeade, England, but spend most of his time growing up in Menston, West Yorkshire. When he was young he did a bit cycling and cross-country running. He started cycling at age 14 and riding for Otley CC. He want to Bradford Grammar School and then Lady Margret Hall, Oxford University where he read PPE. He became a student of the spiritual master Sri Chinmoy since 1999. He adopted the name Tejvan from Sri Chinmoy (a Sanskrit word represents dynamism, enthusiasm and self-giving). And he was a member of the Oxford University CC during the late 1990s. After an illness, he started began running. But then he injured his knee. In 2003, he started again with the bike, and in 2004 he participated in a few races. Since 2010 he has cycled more.2013 UK National Hill climb championship, 1st
2014 UK national 100 mile time trial championship 3rd
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