Once again the increasingly popular, tried and tested, Little Lumpy is back for 2017. Now in its 9th 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 2017’s partner charity is Macmillan Cancer Support, with monies going specifically to the Macmillan Midhurst Palliative Care Service that covers parts of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. We have four routes to choose from, ranging from 20 to 100 miles including the Taster route, for families and those new to cycling, where we have made the ride as flat as we could possibly make it. 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.

Once again we have held our entry prices, which we think you will find very competitive and please note we do have an 'early bird' pricing structure, to encourage early booking.

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.

Once again we look forward to seeing those of you who have cycled with us before and for those who haven't, trust us when we say this is a Sportive not to be missed. See testimonial Page.