Tejvan Pettinger of Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team finished 4th in the 2014 UK national hill climb championship. The defending champion, narrowly missed out on a podium spot, finishing in 3.32 - just 8 seconds behind this year's winner Dan Evans 3.24 (Team Elite)


Tejvan has riden 16 hill climbs this year, and won 13. This year's championship was on Pea Royd Lane. A steep hill in Stocksbridge, Yorkshire - 1200 yards at an average gradient of 12%. The short distance is not Tejvan's forte, unlike last year's longer hill on the Stang. But, the Sri Chinmoy CT rider was happy with his performance.



(Photo Dan Monaghan)

"I felt it was a good ride, I gave it everything and it all passed in a blur. I don't think I could have gone any faster so was happy with the ride."

Supporting Tejvan at the hill climb championship were fellow Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team members, Vilas Silverton, Adam Thornton, David Hall and Devashishu Torpy.