What did you get for Christmas?

Jumper? Hate it? Get a box of stuff off to Oxfam then here's your local Oxfam. The worst present gets a prize... Put up your worst on the forum.

Olympic heroes Wiggins and Hoy get New Year honours

Chris Hoy gets an MBE for "services to cycling." And Bradley Wiggins gets an OBE for being a "cyclist" and "For services to sport." The pair join other gonged sporting stars such as Kelly Holmes and Tanni Grey-Thompson, both made Dames in the New Year's Honours list. And rower Matthew Pinsent can now add Sir to the front of his name.

Reliabilty trial season starts

Towards the end of the month the reliability trials begin. These are a break from the usual club run style ride and are a little more competitive. You basically get a certificate for completing the distance in a target time. Great if you ate too many minced pies... These are mainly in the South East but we will add more later on... e-mail us if you know of a local event here

Sunday January 16th 2005

Club: West Kent RC

Meet/time: Horton Kirby Cricket Club, Franks Lane, Horton Kirby, Kent 0900

Distances: 95k starting at 0900hrs and 50k starting at lOOOhrs

Contact/Entry details: £5.00 entry on the day, all proceeds to a selected charity. Event secretary. JohnTisdell 0208 304 0832

Sunday January 23rd 2005

Club: CC Bexley

Meet/time: Horton Kirby Cricket Club, Franks Lane, Horton Kirby, Kent 0830hrs.

Distances: 60mls and 30mls

Contact/Entry details: Roy Canning  01732 822664

Sunday 30th January

Club: Hemel Hempstead CC

Meet/time: Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom 0900

Distances: 100 & 50km

Contact/Entry details: Roger Manley - 01442 824271 e-mail

Club: Catford CC

Meet/time: Halstead Village Hall, Halstead, Kent 0900

Distances: 100k and 50k

Contact/Entry details: £3.00 entry on the day, all proceeds to The M. S Society Event secretary. Dave Marshall 01689 857402

Sunday February 6th 2005

Club: VTTA

Meet/time: Bethersden Village Hall, Bethersden, Kent, Nr Ashford 0900

Distances: 30 and 50 miles

Contact/Entry details: Ron Lee 01622 725334

Club: Harp RC 100km

Start: 0900

Meet: Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom

Contact: Malcolm Putman – 01525 211590

Club: Angliasport 25, 50 & 70 miles

Meet: Birch Village Hall, Birch, Essex (Situated of the B1022).

Start: 0900

Contact: website

Sunday February 13th 2005   Club: Old Portlians CC

Meet/time: Halstead Village Hall, Halstead, Kent 0900

Distances: 100k at 0900 68k at 0930

Contact/Entry details: lan Bashford 0208 289 0793

Club: Edgware RC

Meet/time: Denham Country Park 0900

Distances: 100km & 50km

Contact/Entry details: Bob Spencer - 0208 866 9517 e-mail

Sunday 20th February

Club: Team Quest

Meet/time: Ickenham Guide Hut 0930

Distances: 100km

Contact/Entry details: Paul Doel - 0208 427 5454

Club: Sydenham Wheelers

Meet/time: Knockholt Village Hall, Knockholt, Kent 0930

Distances: 110k and 70k

Contact/Entry details: Bob Loader 01732 459789

Sunday 27th February

Club: CC Luton

Meet/time: Edlesborough Village Hall 0930

Distances: 100km & 40miles

Contact/Entry details: Richard Mead – 01525 402762 e-mail

Club: Willesden CC

Meet/time: 0930 Ickenham Guide Hut

Distances: 100km & 60km

Contact/Entry details: Ray Kelly – 0208 868 9864