Norbury cyclist Germain Burton has targeted life as a professional after adding a £1,000 windfall to a summer of success in the saddle.

The 15-year-old St Joseph’s College student won the Bec Hill Climb earlier this month to add a grand cash prize to the Under-16 National Youth Circuit Championships he won in July.

De Ver Cycle Club star Burton had pipped Dave Clarke - sixth in the British National Road Race Championships - to second place in Urban Hill Climb time-trial in north London three days before winning his national crown.

And he admits he is thirsty for more as he bids to follow in the foot steps of four-time World Time Trial Champion and Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara and one day land a dream ride on the Tour De France.

“I definitely want to be a professional rider and ride in some of the big races,” he said.

“Riding in the Tour De France is a big aim for me.

“Cancellara is my favourite rider and I actually copy a lot of his tactics when I race. He is a great all-rounder and I’d like to do something similar to him.

“I qualify for the junior road world championships in two years time. It has been a really good year for me, so I’ll not be doing much different until then.”

Burton, son of three-times British Champion and owner of De Ver Cylces Ltd Maurice Burton, only started riding seriously aged 12 when he joined his dad on a tandem bike ride from London to Windsor during the school holidays.

And three years on a bright future lays in front of him having taken the scalps of a number of Britain’s elite riders - although he won’t let the success go to his head.

“I’d say it is my best win. There are some good riders in my age group, but the quality of the field in the Bec Hill Climb was much better,” he added.

“I thought I had a good chance of winning - and my dad took me out on the course a few times before the race - but it was pretty pleasing and still a bit of a surprise.

“I’m not going to spend the money. It is going straight in the bank for when I need some new equipment. I’m not going to go crazy.”