A surreal summer where she sang along with one of The Beatles, was warned by Prince Harry of the paparazzi and won two Olympic gold medals holds special recollections for Laura Trott.

Trott next week returns to the Olympic Velodrome for the Track World Cup, to compete in the arena in Great Britain uniform for the first time since her double triumph at London 2012.

It will be the fourth time Trott has returned to the velodrome since London 2012, with memories flooding back on each occasion.

"The feelings you get are exactly the same," Trott told Press Association Sport.

"When I went in for the Olympics I tried to take in as much of the atmosphere as I could, so that I had all the nice memories.

"It was my first Olympics and, as much as it's a cliche to say, my dreams came true. I don't think I'm ever going to forget that.

"Now when I go in there it still feels the same; it still feels like a special place."

Her victory in the team pursuit - alongside Joanna Rowsell and Dani King - was followed by an impromptu rendition of 'Hey Jude' by a 6,000 crowd which included Sir Paul McCartney.

Not a lot of 20-year-olds would know the words, but Trott did, courtesy of her dad, Adrian.

Trott, who is an ambassador for a track which is fewer than 20 miles from her family home in Cheshunt, added: "I've been to a few of his concerts; my dad's an absolutely massive fan.

"I didn't know he was there until everybody started singing. Then I looked up and he was on the big screen."

After her individual triumph in the omnium, Trott went to Horse Guards Parade to watch the beach volleyball alongside Prince Harry, David Beckham and fellow double gold medallist Jason Kenny.

Kenny and Trott had kept their relationship quiet until then, but, the golden couple cared not a jot that long lenses were trained on them.

"Prince Harry did warn us about all the photographers," Trott said.

"But you were so wrapped up in the moment thinking 'oh my god, I'm here with Prince Harry and David Beckham', that you don't even care.

"I didn't even think about it until it all came out. It didn't actually matter - everyone we cared about knew."

Trott's life had changed, but cycling remained her focus.

She has won world, European and Commonwealth titles since London 2012 and shows few signs of slowing.

On her most recent appearance at the Lee Valley VeloPark - as the Olympic Velodrome is now known - Trott claimed six wins from six events in the omnium at a Revolution event which also featured superstar Marianne Vos.

The team pursuit has always been the primary focus for Trott, but she is determined to reclaim the world omnium title she last won in April 2012, after Sarah Hammer of the United States won in Minsk in 2013 and Cali in 2014.

Trott won the six-discipline event at October's European Championships in Guadeloupe and was part of another dominant showing in the four-woman, four-kilometre team pursuit in the first Track World Cup of the season in Guadalajara, Mexico earlier this month.

Now the 23-year-old wants to take on the world's leading riders in London ahead of next February's Track World Championships in Paris.

"I would hope that we would win the team pursuit again, because we won it at the last World Cup we were at," Trott added.

"I'd like to compete in the omnium - I didn't do that in Mexico - and see how I get on against Sarah Hammer and the Australians.

"I came away with the win in Euros, but there are a lot of other decent riders who I haven't competed against this year."