When starting ATP Performance, I wanted to ensure that the coaching provided was by both qualified, experienced and compassionate people. I’ve held myself to these standards and am very happy to introduce the first new coach joining ATP Performance, who also represents these values: Frederik Scheske
“I started racing bikes at university when I was 19 and, although coming to the sport quite late, have progressed through the ranks and spent the last 2.5 years racing at UCI Continental level.
I’ve found my strengths in cycling in criterium racing, with podiums and a win at the 2019 Tour Series in my first year at UCI level. I am now riding with the Ribble Weldtite outfit and have an extensive knowledge of improving time trial performance and aerodynamic tips & tricks.
Combining my racing experience with now having completed my Sports and Exercise Health Sciences degree at the University of Exeter, I have an array of knowledge and strategies to improve the performance of both experienced and new cyclists. I want to provide athletes who are planning to compete in their first sportive or racing at international level with the in-depth, one to one service they deserve.
Competing at a UCI level while studying has provided me with a good insight into the challenges of work/training balance, as well as how to overcome the time constraints and other hurdles. Outside of cycling, I used to race single-hand dinghy class sailing boats and flat water marathon kayaking. Additionally, I also completed assistant instructor qualifications in sailing, and volunteer coaching in kayaking. Taking part in other sports also allows me to have an open mind to trying different coaching strategies, not just relying on what cyclists have “always” done.
As a coach, I obviously aim to bring out the best performance possible but also place a large emphasis on enjoying riding and racing bikes. Using theoretical knowledge from my degree with first hand experience of racing at international level puts me in an ideal position to provide the highest standard of coaching. I look forward to working with and watching athletes achieve their full potential.”
I’m very happy to be working with Frederik and can’t wait to see the positive impact he is able to have on the cycling community. He’s an incredibly talented bike rider who is inquisitive, knowledgeable and always striving to perform at his absolute best, be it on the bike or helping others to achieve their goals.