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Jeff’s Journey – Our Chiropractor takes on a cycle challenge!

The Kindertransport (German for “children’s transport”) was an organised rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig.

To commemorate this historic event of 80 years ago there is a cycling challenge from Berlin to London following the route that the kinder train took on its way to London.  Dr Jeff Ben-Mayor along with 5 other riders from Leeds are joining a group of some 40 others to cycle from Berlin to London via the Hook of Holland.  This challenge will require the cyclists to ride some 100 miles a day for 6 days – a total of some 600 miles.

Dr Jeff says that he was never a cyclist and prior to March of this year had only ever ridden 30 miles once some years 3 ago for another charity challenge.  Clearly to prepare for a challenge such as this takes some preparation and lots of training.  Dr Jeff is juggling his training during his normal working hours and the demands of family time.

Dr Jeff’s training program started in December 2017.  Up until April a lot of time was spent on the indoor turbo trainer as a result of the inclement British weather – remember all that snow!!

He recently took part in the Tour de Yorkshire event.  [[More about that later.]]

Tips on Cycling:
  1. Get started. Just start.  Cycling is a great exercise as it works both sides of the body and the brain.
  2. Cycling is an excellent choice as a low impact exercise and went taken regularly will improve your cardio-vascular fitness and stamina.
  3. Hydrate – ensure you are taking enough water on board, especially on warmer days.
  4. Have your bike fitted to your body by a professional. [[Having not done this until several months into his training Dr Jeff says that the new set up has reduced the mechanical stress on his body and improved his efficiency on the bike.]]


How has Chiropractic helped your training?

Dr Jeff has been having chiropractic adjustments 1-2 times per week during his training program.  After an adjustment he says that he feels stronger – “it’s like my body has powered up”.  Clearly, the adjustments to remove any nerve interference allow for a greater function of his joints and muscles.


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