Once again the increasingly popular, tried and tested, Little Lumpy is back for 2022. 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 2022’s partner charity is ‘A Place to Be’ youth club and monies from Little Lumpy will be spent on providing Youth Workers to work with the youth of Haslemere and the surrounding district during the school summer holidays.

We have three routes to choose from, ranging from 40 to 100 miles - please note that e-bikes are welcome and 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.

Little Lumpy - Three courses in one.

Sport - 39 miles with 3131 ft of climbing and two feed-stops. From Haslemere you cycle to South Harting where you will wave goodbye to your madder colleagues doing the Challenge and Epic routes as they face the first of their daunting climbs, the North Face of Harting Down. Your route will take you back through the pretty villages of Elstead, Iping and Linchmere, with a couple of testing climbs at Woolbeding Common and Blackdown, before finishing at the top of Woolmer Hill. You will encounter two food stops on route.

Challenge - 59 miles with 4587 ft of climbing, over the South Downs four times and with three feed stops. The Challenge follows the same route as the ‘Sport’ to South Harting. There you will encounter your first ascent of the South Downs up the North Face of Harting Down, we then send you back over the Downs three more times before you return towards Haslemere via, Blackdown, the highest point in the South Downs National Park before finishing with a last hurrah at Woolmer Hill. You will encounter three food stops in total

Epic - 100 miles with 8434 ft of climbing, eleven climbs and five feed stops. Follows the Challenge route to South Harting, up the North Face of Harting Down, back over to South Harting, before climbing Holt Down, Butser Hill, Stoner Hill, Teglease Down (feed stop), Wheely Down, Wether Down, Butser Hill again, before returning towards Haslemere via South Harting and Lurgashall with a last hurrah over Blackdown. You will encounter five food stops in total.

At a Glance
  • 15 May 2022 7:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Little LumpyLittle LumpyHaslemere, Surrey, UK
  • Up to 160 km (99 miles)
  • From 20.00 GBP
  • 1000 Riders