May Bumps

May Bumps

Use the links in the right hand menu to navigate the May Bumps section of the website. More details about the Bumps, the Rules and how to watch the races are available in the "About the Bumps" section. Announcements by the CUCBC Committee relating to the May Bumps will be posted here and emailed to the Captains' Mailing List.


The 2018 May Bumps will take place between Wednesday 13th June and Saturday 16th June 2018. The 2017 May Bumps took place between Wednesday 14th and Saturday 17th June, 2017. The Getting-On Race took place on Friday 9th June.

Start Order/Results

The latest results will be available here as the week's racing progresses.

May Bumps 2017 - Final Results Men Women

Getting On Race

The Getting-On Race for the May Bumps 2017 took place on Friday 9th June. The times of the crews which failed to Get On can be found here.


Information about watching the bumps is available here. Spectators are reminded that only those with a valid bank pass are permitted to cycle with crews on the towpath. Bank parties are limited to 4 per crew (including the boatman and any VIPs). Please note that running with crews is dangerous and is not permitted.

Bumps programmes are available to purchase (£4) from the CUCBC Control Desk at Chesterton during Bumps as well as at The Plough public house and restaurant in Fen Ditton, King's College Porters' Lodge and at certain other Colleges. The programmes detail the course, race times, crew lists and start order as on the first day, updates for subsequent days may be available at the same locations, or on-line at this site.

Pegasus Cup

Donated by Richard Naisby of Milton Brewery in 2006, the Pegasus Cup is awarded to the most successful boat club competing in the May Bumps each year.

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