Little Lumpy Sportive Review (2022-2023) 🚴‍♂️

Little Lumpy Sportive

There are only some many times you can go up your local hills before it gets a bit boring and you start craving something new. A sportive slightly further afield is a good way to experience some new scenery and some new hills.

I first came across Little Lumpy Sportive in the spring of 2022. Nice route, supporting good causes, plus home-baked cakes – what not to like! Starting in Haslemere their 100-mile route takes you across the prettiest parts of Sussex and Hampshire Weald to the South Downs at South Harting. There are also 40 and 60 mile routes to choose from.

Don’t be fooled by the name, I’d say it’s a bit more than “little” lumpy! With 2570m (8434ft) of climbing over 16 hills (according to my Garmin), there are very few stretches of flat road. OK, maybe it’s not Fred Whitton level of grades and elevation, but it’s not an easy ride! And somehow, again, according to my Garmin, I used more calories on this 160km ride than on Fred Whitton 180km I had done just a few weeks before🤷‍♂️.

Little Lumpy Sportive elevation profile

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