Paralympic champion challenges Boris Johnson to spend a day in a wheelchair

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft challenged the Mayor live on air Credit: Reuters

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft has challenged the Mayor to spend a day in a wheelchair live on ITV London - after claiming wheelchair access on the tube is so bad that he would struggle to get to all of his appointments.

Hannah, who holds the world records for both the 100m and 200m T34 wheelchair sprint, described problems she encounters on a regular basis - such as getting off at stations with step free platforms only to find it is impossible to exit the station without help.

After the show Hannah repeated her challenge to the Mayor on Twitter:

The Mayor's office confirmed to ITV London that he has declined the challenge - read his response here: