The UK cycling season traditionally ends with the National Hill Climb Championships, which this year were held in Matlock, Derbyshire.
Despite an average gradient of 14% over its 834m, peaking at 20%, a remarkable 240 riders took to the start line.
Dan Monaghan was on hand to capture the gurning and the glory. Take a look at a few of his shots in the gallery below.
There will be lots more from Dan in the forthcoming issue 13 of Conquista. Keep an eye out for it . . .