Dave talks a walk round on build night to sneak a few peeks at the stands...

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 and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.