Pre-register for 2024
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Once again the increasingly popular, tried and tested, Little Lumpy is back for 2023. Now in its 14th year, we offer you the chance to experience the charms and challenges of the proven designated routes. Setting off again from Haslemere, we take you through the prettiest parts of the Sussex and Hampshire Weald to the South Downs at South Harting where the Challenge and Epic routes branch off to take you over some testing little climbs.
Little Lumpy is a ‘not-for-profit’ event, with monies raised being distributed between Haslemere Festival and an elected partner charity. We are very pleased to announce that 2023’s partner charity is ‘Undershaw’ a special needs school and monies from Little Lumpy will be spent on providing outdoor play / sensory regulation equipment
We have three routes to choose from, ranging from 40 to 100 miles - please note those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
As in previous years, you will be able to enjoy the warm welcome and home baked cakes at the feeding stations around the course. This is only possible due to the dedicated group of volunteers and Haslemere bakers, whose efforts seem to have become legendary, with the tempting selection probably the best to be found at any Cycling Sportive throughout the country. In addition, at the start there will be a free breakfast on offer, comprising tea / coffee plus a bacon butty or equivalent vegetarian option. At the finish, the bar will be open and a hot meal will be available at a small price. So stay and linger to enjoy the company of your new-found cycling friends and share your experience of what is one of the top Sportives in the South East of England.
Distances and prices
|Route||Distance||Climb||To Dec 31st||Jan 1st - Apr 30th||May 1st - 13th|
All Under 16 riders are priced at £10.
Limited numbers of 'on-the-day' entries will be available from 12 noon Saturday 20th at a £10 surcharge
An administration fee will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.
All routes start and finish at the Woolmer Hill Sports Asociation, Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere GU27 1QA (see map)
Parking will be signed at the venue (multiple parking areas) and registration will be in the main clubhouse from 7am.
Changing rooms, toilets, showers, hot food and drinks plus mechanical assistance will be available at the start and finish. There are food stops on all the routes with a wide selection of rolls, cakes, bananas etc plus hydration drinks.
Sport: 16 miles (Harting), 30 miles (Lurgashall).
Challenge: 27 miles (Chalton), 36 miles (Harting), 51 miles (Lurgashall).
Epic: 27 miles (Chalton), 50 miles (Teglease Down), 73 miles (Chalton), 81 miles (Harting), 92 miles (Lurgashall).
Timing and awards
The ride will be chip timed and riders will be graded according to their finish times in the online results. You can also opt to receive an SMS message of your time which will be sent as soon as you complete your ride.
|Epic||6hr 15m||6hr 40m||7hr 8m||7hr 41m||8hr 20m||9hr 05m|
|Challenge||3hr 41m||3hr 56m||4hr 13m||4hr 32m||4hr 55m||5hr 22m|
|Sport||2hr 23m||2hr 32m||2hr 43m||2hr 55m||3hr 10m||3hr 27m|
|Epic||6hr 41m||7hr 08m||7hr 35m||8hr 51m||8hr 50m||9hr 43m|
|Challenge||3hr 56m||4hr 12m||4hr 30m||4hr 51m||5hr 15m||5hr 44m|
|Sport||2hr 33m||2hr 38m||2hr 54m||3hr 07m||3hr 13m||3hr 41m|
Our header image is a montage of photos from Phil O'Connor taken at the 2017 event.