MAN of the moment Jason Doyle will head to Australia at the end of this month to have an operation on a snapped left bicep, which has hindered his riding ability for two seasons.

The Swindon Robins skipper, who dropped only four points from 10 rides in this week’s two-legged SGB Premiership grand final against Ipswich, will jet back to his homeland on October 31 for three-and-a-half weeks.

While at home, the 2017 world champion will meet up with a well-known Australian doctor who has experience working on some of America’s most talented baseball players.

Robins chairman Terry Russell has made it clear he would like Doyle to return to the Abbey for next season’s Premiership campaign.

And, if contract negotiations prove successful, it’s possible Swindon fans will be able to watch their number one ride at full fitness for the first time in years.

Doyle said: “It’s been snapped for two years. But I’ve taken an opportunity to get my bicep fixed.

“Hopefully I’ll have a bit more strength in my left arm afterwards.”

It’s been a season of mixed emotions for Doyle.

After being relegated from the Ekstraliga with Polish giants Torun, Doyle performed exceptionally in the concluding three rounds of the Grand Prix series to book his spot in the 2020 world championship.

That achievement was topped off on Thursday night when Swindon landed the SGB Premiership title – Doyle’s third top tier crown with the Robins.

The 34-year-old added: “A lot of things clicked – I changed teams halfway through the season which was a big thing.

“We changed a few other bits too. Finding speed is like a jigsaw puzzle – a few pieces were missing and it was hard to put everything together.

“In the last couple of GPs, we found a solution and it was good to get back to winning ways.

“Next season’s Grand Prix series will be difficult, but I’m hopeful that we can step up.”