Entries are open for The Christmas 100 Sportive, a brand new event from our pals at Sportive Breaks (no relation).

Taking place in Oxshott, Surrey on Sunday 20 December, The Christmas 100 offers a choice of two routes with a modest amount of climbing as you taper towards a well-earned festive break.

"Finish your cycling year on a high," say Sportive Breaks, with a choice of 100km or 100 mile routes going from the edge of London into quiet country lanes in Berkshire and into the Chilterns.

The course is fully signed, with mechanical support, a broom wagon to call if needed and three feed stations along the way (with mince pies!).

Highlights include passing through the tiny village of Christmas Common - what better way to get into the holiday spirit - and an ascent of the amusingly named Pishill Climb.

At 4km, Pishill is one of the longest climbs in the South East but, with an average gradient of just 2.9% you could almost say it's a piece of... well, exactly.

Look out for the village of Christmas Common and the epic Pishill climb.
Look out for the village of Christmas Common and the epic Pishill climb.

As we reported recently, Sportive Breaks have jumped into event organisation in a big way for 2021 with a really exciting programme of road and gravel sportives ahead.

> Win entry to new Hardest Hundred and Glorious Gravel sportives from Sportive Breaks >

This looks a great chance to preview what they've got in store, and wrap up a bizarre year with one last big ride.

Find out more and enter The Christmas 100 Sportive at sportivebreaks.com.