THE relaxation of the protocols that allow him jet home a little more often to race and see wife Hannah and daughter Emma are welcome. The proliferation of Covid-19 tests less so.

“You have to get a test done 72 hours before you arrive in Ireland,” explains Robbie Power, currently based in England and allowed by the relaxation of restrictions to ride in Ireland for graded races without the need to self-isolate. “So I get a test done over here.