IF you are in the Kilmessan area in Co Meath, watch out for 71-year-old stud groom Michael Murphy whizzing to and from Ennistown Stud on his new electric bike.

The stud’s Ruairí Ó Coileáin reports: “Michael has worked in Ennistown since he was a boy and cycled the five or six miles from his home to the stud every day. Recently the chain snapped and, as Michael does not drive a car, he asked me to take it to be repaired.