The 29-year-old announced on Tuesday that he will return to cycling at the Revolution Series in Manchester next January as he continues his bid to become Great Britain's most successful Olympian.
Kenny, who took time off after winning three golds at Rio 2016 and married fellow cyclist Laura Trott before the pair had a child, is level with the legendary Chris Hoy on six podium-topping finishes at the Games.
Though he insists records are not what fuel his desire, Kenny – who revealed that he had given serious thought to retirement after the competition in Brazil – could not deny the lure of reaching a new landmark.
"Tokyo is a long way off at the moment and I've never really been motivated by records," he said. "I've just always tried to be the fastest and best I can be.
"Having said that, to win more gold medals than any other British Olympian would be an amazing achievement.
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"To be honest, after Rio, I'd pretty much made my decision to walk away from cycling.
"But after taking a year out, getting married and having our first child, I felt refreshed. Before I knew it, I was training again.
"I feel like I'm 18 and starting all over again. Competing at Revolution in January will be the first step on the path to Tokyo."
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