Tejvan Pettinger

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Shap hill climb 2014

Richard John Pettinger, (born 11 November 1976), better known as Tejvan Pettinger, is a British cyclist successful in UK hill-climbs and time trials. He works as an economics teacher and lives in Oxford.[1]


Pettinger was born in Runnymede, Surrey, but spent most of his time growing up in Menston, West Yorkshire. When he was young he did some cycling and cross-country running. He started cycling aged 14, riding for Otley CC. He went to Bradford Grammar School and then Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where he read PPE.

Pettinger has been a student of the spiritual master Sri Chinmoy since 1999. He adopted the name Tejvan from Sri Chinmoy (a Sanskrit word representing dynamism, enthusiasm and self-giving).[2][3]

Pettinger was a member of the Oxford University CC during the late 1990s.[1][4][5] After an illness he started running, but then injured his knee. In 2003, he resumed cycling and started racing in 2004.[6]

Nick O Pendle Hill Climb

Races and Results[edit]


  • Pettinger: Happiness Will Follow You (2011), ISBN 978-8866061021
  • Pettinger: Cracking Economics Octopus Press (2016), ISBN 978-1844039319
  • Pettinger: What Would Keynes Do? Octopus Press (2017), ISBN 978-1844039807
  • Pettinger: Economics Without the Boring Bits (2021), ISBN 978-1787396128


  1. ^ a b tejvan.srichinmoycentre.org : "Home page for Tejvan Pettinger". Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  2. ^ oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk : "Uphill Struggle". 27 November 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. ^ cyclingweekly.co.uk : "Storming up the Stang" (PDF). 31 October 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b cyclingweekly.co.uk : "Tejvan Pettinger" (PDF). 14 November 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b c economicshelp.org : "About - Tejvan Pettinger". Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b c cyclinguphill.com : "Tejvan Pettinger". Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  7. ^ cyclingweekly.co.uk : "Tejvan Pettinger wins national hill-climb title". 27 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2016.

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