Meet the Cycling Coaches

Andy Turner

Qualifications and Experience

  • Sports and Exercise Sciences BSc 1st Class Hons
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • British Cycling qualified coach and ride leader
  • Level 2 TrainingPeaks accredited coach
  • 7 years as an Elite licence holder, 3 years as a professional cyclist
  • Competed internationally – (2021 AJ Bell Tour of Britain, 2021 82ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander, 2019 Wyscig Mjr. Hubala – Sante Tour, 2018 Rás Tailteann and 2018 Cycling Tour of Bihor)
  • Current researcher
  • Founder of ATP Performance
  • Cycling Weekly’s resident coach

About the coach

  • Biggest achievement – In 2012 I started cycling and set a goal of riding the Tour of Britain, in 2021 I did
  • Favourite Cafe order – Flat White and Carrot Cake
  • Favourite bike race – Giro d’Italia
  • Favourite training session – long Z2 rides
  • Least favourite training sessions – VO2max efforts
  • Favourite thing about cycling – freedom
  • Core Values – fun, health, and progression

Patrick Fotheringham

Qualifications and Experience

  • Sports and Exercise Sciences BSc
  • Strength and Conditioning MSc (currently studying)
  • Racing since 2010 starting at Youth and working up through Junior and U23
  • Competed internationally

About the coach

  • Favourite Cafe order – Flat White, Carrot Cake and Coke
  • Favourite bike race – Newry Three Day to ride, Tour of Flanders to watch
  • Favourite training session – Long climb, 20 sec seated sprint, 40 sec easy up to the top
  • Least favourite training sessions – Being half wheeled when it was meant to be an ‘easy’ day
  • Favourite thing about cycling – Cafe and my mates
  • Core Values – By all means enjoy yourself but be disciplined