Little Lumpy Sportive 19th May 2024

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107 miles (172km) with 7,519ft (2,293m) of climbing, five ascents of the South Downs and five feed-stops.

Follows the Challenge route to South Harting, Buriton, Chalton (feed-stop) and Rowlands Castle. Instead of returning to South Harting the Epic route continues east, skirting Chichester, Goodwood Airfield and crossing the A27 (by cycle bridge) at Tangmere and recrossing at Fontwell (by cycle underpass) to the feed-stop at Slindon. After that an ascent of the Downs, past The Pig, to Whiteways, down to Houghton and Bury and then turning west underneath the Downs, through Bignor and Sutton before another ascent of the Downs on the A285, and another climb up to Goodwood racecourse, back down to West Dean and then returning to South Harting with a steady climb. Return to Haslemere as for the Sport and Challenge.

Map of the Epic route (click to enlarge)


Epic Graph

 Start Miles      Kilometres  
 Chalton 22.9      36.6  
 Slindon 51.5      82.4  
 S. Harting  84.2      134.7   
 Lurgashall  102.7     164.1   
 Finish  110.5      176.9