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.

Members of the Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team race in different parts of the world, such as US, UK, Slovenia, Macedonia and Australia. Many of our cyclists are also triathletes, competing in Ironmans. 

Tejvan Pettinger


Tejvan has been competing in UK time trials for the past 2 years.

His best results include

  • 4th in the UK National 100 mile Championship (2005)
  • 10th in the British Time Trial Championship (2010)
  • National Hill Climb Champion 2013
  • 2nd place, UK 12 hour championship (2016)

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Ashrita Furman


Ashrita is best known for holding the Guinness World Records for the most Guinness World Records

In this photo, Ashrita is setting the Guinness World Record for furthest distance cycled underwater! Ashrita took three hours to cycle three kilometres and 37 metres. (GWR)

In 1978, Ashrita cycled 405 miles during the Pepsi 24 hour cycle challenge around Central Park. This distance was achieved despite only starting to train a few months before, and inspired him to go out and break Guinness World Records to show the power of meditation and spirituality. He finished 3rd in the race.

Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge


Every June, our members from all around the world aim to cycle thousands of miles just for the joy of it - participating in races, cycling from one part of the country to another, or simply enjoy a cycling challenge with friends.

In 2016, a record number of people participated in a variety of different cycle events from the Belgrade Triathlon to extreme mountain triathlons in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

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UK Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team

In the UK, our members participate in many races, as well as organising cycle races, triathlons and duathlons. Tejvan Pettinger has enjoyed considerable success in domestic UK races, including winning the National Hill climb championship in 2013.

Dave Johnson of UK Sri Chinmoy CT

Our members also include Dave Johnson from Cambridge (right), winner of the 2014 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Triathlon in Portishead., Vilas Silverton, and Garga Chamberlain who organises many of our races, and triathlons around the Bristol area.

Italian Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team


Members of the Italian Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team out for a ride from Rome.