Massive queues. An adjacent empty hall opened up to cope with the overspill. Tons of punters leaving in a huff. The usual crush in the aisles once you did get in. So, FMD ramped up the visitor figures, then?

How many visited Bike 2001?

Hmm, not really. Visitor numbers were up, but not massively.

There were 35,427 visitors over the three days, compared to 34,000 last year. Go figure.

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