The show wasn't really open last night but we did manage to sneak in for a nose around. There was still some frantic building of stands and laying of carpets going on, and plenty of security guards looking burly near expensive bikes (Van Nicholas had a £7k bike nicked on build day last year) but it was still fun.
We're doing a full day's trawl today, so look out for more from the world's biggest bike show soon!
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.