City e-bikes are revolutionising commuting around the world, but can they handle your commute?
Urban e-bike makers claim their pedal-assist bikes can get you to work or uni without breaking a sweat, no matter how tough your journey.
But are they right?
To find out, we’ve put one to the test on what would be the world’s toughest commute.
In full office attire, Chain Reaction Cycles’ Matt Cole snatches one of the best city e-bikes from its urban comfort zone to pit it against one of the most gruelling stages of the Tour de France, Alp D’Huez.
But will Matt make it to ‘work’ on time, and can the bike’s battery last the entire assent?
If it can handle this, it can handle anything…