BMC Alpenchallenge AMP AL City ONE Electric Bike
As you know, here at Velorution we do like a bike with Gates Belt Drive - and this Alpenchallenge AMP AL City ONE is another fine example of a bike powered by this low-maintenance, long life system.
Our take on the BMC Alpenchallenge AMP AL City ONE Electric Bike
- Pedal Assist
- Shimano Motor
- Hub Gears
- Belt Drive
We've made booking a test ride easy with our online system. Start by choosing a date and time that suits you, followed by your preferred location and finally, the model or bike type that interests you.
Once you have purchased your new bike from us, it will be put into the build queue for one of our workshops. Your bike will be built and will undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) by one of our expert mechanics. A PDI is a checklist that the mechanic follows to confirm that all parts of your new bike are up to our high standards.
Next, your bike will be prepared for shipping. Padding is used on all the necessary areas and your bike is loaded into a sturdy cardboard bike box. All the necessary paperwork and accessories will be packed inside too. Most of our cardboard and packaging are recycled from incoming deliveries. Bikes are usually delivered by DPD within the UK.
In order to package your bike safely, you will need to do a small amount of assembly when it arrives. It can vary from bike to bike, but usually you’ll need to: fit the front wheel, install the handlebars and fit the pedals. Please note that not all bikes come with pedals - please check the specification on each bike, we’ll include it on there.
Please note delivery of accessories may be delayed due to strikes by the Royal Mail. The dates can be found below and up-to-date information is published here. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.
For Christmas delivery we'd advise placing orders for bikes by the 9th December. For accessories, please order by the 19th December.
We ship accessories Monday - Friday and aim to dispatch all orders within 2 days of receiving them. Free shipping orders are sent with Royal Mail and for bulky items, we may use DPD (at no extra cost).
In stock bikes are usually shipped within 14 days of you ordering as they undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection before dispatch. Bikes are delivered by DPD who provide a delivery window via text message on the day. Delivery of electric cargo bikes costs £40. This service is available to all mainland UK postcodes. Click and collect for electric cargo bikes is free.
Click & Collect
We can arrange for all items to be collected from store. For items other than bikes this usually takes 2 - 4 working days. Bikes can take up to 14 working days to be available. We’ll let you know when items are ready for collection. Please bring a form of ID and a bank card with you when you pick up your order.
We accept returns on orders up to 14 days after the items arrive with you. All accessory returns should be in saleable condition and be sent to our Hackney address with a note which has your name and order number on it. Refunds are processed within five working days.
International delivery charges are estimates and are subject to change. Please contact us for more information. Please note that international accessory deliveries will be handled via Royal Mail and sent ‘Delivered Duties Unpaid’ (DDU). You may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) as well as a handling fee.
Ideal as a day-to-day commuting e-bike, the AL City ONE, part of BMC's Alpenchallenge AMP family of e-bikes, is powered by a Shimano E61000 motor and 500Wh battery. Taking cues from BMC's svelte road bike range, the bike weighs in at 19.7kg - light enough to hoist up a flight of stairs if the need is required - and of course, that weight won't hold you back when riding. Speaking of which, BMC has long been a proponent of mounting e-bike batteries on the seattube of the frame to help keep the bike's centre of gravity as low as possible. This bike is no different.
Back to the gearing system we touched on earlier - the Gates Carbon Belt drive is mounted to a Shimano Nexus 5 speed hub gear - offering a decent number of gears. And of course, there's the bike's motor to help if the going gets tough.
A few further features we like about this bike. The integrated lighting is excellently positioned on the bike, and because it's powered by the e-bike's battery there's no faffing with charging cables of clipping lights on-and-off your bike all the time. Mudguards, pannier rack and kickstand further strengthen this bike's capabilities, helping you out whenever, and wherever you're riding.