he may not have won the coveted track board trophy at Six Day London but Amersham cycling star Charles Page is determined to experience more of the same after racing in front of the biggest crowd of their career at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

Page finished seventh in the U21 Talent Cup at Six Day London last week, as he rode with Louis Rose-Davies in 40-minute Madison races on each of the first three days of the event.

And after rubbing shoulders with the likes of former road world champion Mark Cavendish and Olympic gold medallist Peter Kennaugh, Page was motivated to come back to Six Day London as part of the pro ranks, one day.

“It’s been very interesting, I’ve been getting back used to track riding and the intensity of competing in a Madison,” he said.

“Six Day is always a fun event, the crowd and the enormity of the whole competition really makes it, but it’s been interesting to get back into the groove on the track.

“It’s a 40km Madison which is longer than what I’m used to. It’s been tough but also a good laugh.

“I rode Six Day London last year, that didn’t go as well after a tough season with injury, but it’s all good experience.

“I want to keep competing in Six Days wherever I can, to come back as an elite rider is always something I’ve wanted to do.”

“They make it look like good fun and I can imagine it being even better doing the whole six days.”

The competition was won overall by Belgium’s Bryan Boussaer and Jules Hesters as they came back from a second-place finish last year to dominate in 2017.

Winning all three races, they took the victory by two laps from their nearest competitors and former professional rider, and winner of the 2004 Paris-Roubaix race, Magnus Backstedt only had good things to say about the quality of the U21 field at Six Day London.

“There were some really special performances in there and some really strong riders from all over Europe,” he said. “It’s great to see there are some young British riders coming up and the future looks bright."