This Man Raced the London Tube in a Wheelchair to Make an Important Point


Many wheelchair users in London can’t use the subway at all, let alone race it.

In the video below, watch as a man named Anthony tries to race the tube (London’s underground subway system) from a stop at the Mansion House to a stop on Cannon Street.

Spoiler alert: he doesn’t make it.

His loss has nothing to do with his speed. He can’t do it because an appalling 75 percent of London’s underground stations are not wheelchair accessible, according to the video.

It feels like us wheelchair users are being ignored,” Anthony said on TheFreeHelpGuy.com.

Watch the video below to see what keeps Anthony from winning — and to help draw attention to this important issue. You can also visit TheFreeHelpGuy.com for more information.

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