HOY TO HOST ROCK AWARDS?

Rumour has it that triple Olympic gold-medallist Chris Hoy has been offered an invitation by Ozzy Osbourne to co-present the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards on November 3.

If he were to accept, it would be the latest in a long line of post-Olympic public appearances.

Hoy is set to return to competition at the upcoming Milan Six Day with Geraint Thomas.

HAMMOND IN FRANCE

Britain?s Roger Hammond (Columbia) was in action yesterday at Paris-Tours.

Hammond finished 1:43 down on race-winner, Belgian Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux).

Hammond is set to join the new Cervélo Test Team of Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre next season. Check this Thursday?s Cycling Weekly for a round-up of where the British pros will be riding next year.

FIELD IN BELGIUM

Britain?s Ian Field, current leader of the Cyclocross National Trophy, was in Belgium yesterday for round one of the Superpresige ?cross series in Ruddervoorde.

Field finished 4:49 behind cyclocross legend Sven Nys in 29th place in a star-studded line-up which included Niels Albert, Bart Wellens and current World Champion, Lars Boom.

LONDON CYCLING AWARDS 2008

With London currently revelling in the enormous boost in the popularity of cycling, the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is now promoting the London Cycling Awards.

The LCC is looking for your nominations for the categories of Best Cycle Facility, Best Community Cycling Initiative, Best Cycling Initiative for Young People and Best Workplace Cycling Initiative.

Visit http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1164 to register your votes.

CYCLING SAFETY FIGURES

According to figures released by the Department for Transport, annual cycling fatalities have fallen from 146 in 2006 to 136, with child fatalities falling from 31 to 13.

These figures are an improvement, but with news that there has been a 6% increase in cyclists? serious injuries, it shows that there?s still work to be done in improving road safety.

CUMMINGS IN ITALY

Steve Cummings was in action at the Tour of Lombardy warm-up race, the GP Beghelli, in Italy yesterday.

The race finished with a bunch sprint with Cummings ending up 38th with the same time as race-winner, Alessandro Petacchi.

FROOME DOWN UNDER

Britain?s Chris Froome, team-mate of Steve Cummings, is currently racing at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia.

Froome finished 65th on the first stage, but with several hilly stages coming up, he will look to move up the general classification in what is likely to be his last race of the year.

CTC ALLIANCE

The Cyclists? Touring Club (CTC) is currently working in tandem with the Get Active Alliance, which aims to give the Department of Health a host of solutions to help get one million people undertaking the recommended levels of exercise, cycling or otherwise, before London 2012.

This will be as well as the one million people that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is aiming to encourage to get active through participation in sport.