Once again the increasingly popular, tried and tested, Little Lumpy is back for 2016. Now in its 8th 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 2016’s partner charity is the Haslemere Citizens Advice Centre. For 2016 we have introduced a new 'Taster' route, aimed primarily for families and for this, we have made the ride as flat as we could possibly make it.

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 added attraction is only possible with the dedicated group of volunteers whose efforts seem to have become legendary with the tempting selection probably the best to be found at any Cycling Sportive throughout the country.

For those less local, we have arranged special rates for cyclists at the Georgian House Hotel, ring 01428 656644 quoting Little Lumpy. Accommodation rates for cyclists at other hotels are to be confirmed, so please do follow us on Facebook or Twitter. For more general information on accommodation in the area, please visit the  Haslemere Visitor and Local Information Centre.

The start and finish points will again be at the Woolmer Hill Sports Association Club House at Woolmer Hill. As well as free parking, we are able to provide changing facilities, showers, toilets and all the facilities associated with a modern clubhouse.