• Tejvan Photo Anthony Wood

    Tejvan Photo Anthony Wood

  • Bank Road Matlock

    Bank Road Matlock

  • Steep Hill drew over 1,500 spectators

    Steep Hill drew over 1,500 spectators

  • Autumn colours

    Autumn colours

  • Tejvan Photo L.Pettinger

    Tejvan Photo L.Pettinger

  • Spectators come down hill after race

    Spectators come down hill after race

Despite injury and cold, Tejvan Pettinger entered the National hill climb championship held on Bank Road, Matlock this Sunday. The former national champion (2013) finished in 41st place in a time of 2.40 - 22 seconds behind the winner Adam Kenway. Speaking after the event, Tejvan explained his decision to ride despite being off form.

Photo: Andrew Wood

"With persistent injury, lack of training and then chesty cough, it was tempting to miss the event and stay at home, but the National Championship always has a good atmosphere and I wanted to be able to take part - even if I knew I wouldn't do particularly well. All things considered, I was happy with time of 2.40. It was a hard effort. But, the main thing this year was just taking part and being part of the event. Also, I've done every event since 2005, and I didn't want to miss this year. The hill climb championship is a very high standard this year."

Previous national championships - T.Pettinger

  • 2005 - 11th (The Rake)
  • 2006 - 7th (Peak Hill)
  • 2007 - 7th (Cheddar Gorge)
  • 2008 - 12th (Bank Road)
  • 2009 - 14th (Pea Royd Lane)
  • 2010 - 4th (Dover's Hill)
  • 2011 - 5th (Long Hill)
  • 2012 - 12th (The Rake)
  • 2013 - 1st (The Stang)
  • 2014 - 4th Pea Royd Lane
  • 2015 - 6th Jackson Bridge
  • 2016 - 41st (Bank Road)