The Mayor of London will face questions over whether he can meet his ambitious cycling targets.

Green Party Assembly member Caroline Russell will challenge Sadiq Khan at Mayor’s Question Time on Thursday over his cycling action plan, released earlier this week.

The plan aims to double the number of journeys made by bicycle over the next six years – as well as proposing other ambitious ways to get more people cycling in the capital.

Ms Russell criticised Mr Khan’s cycling record in a report released earlier this month when she said he was “refusing to take responsibility for his own cycling agenda”.

Ms Russell said: “I’ve looked at what he’s achieving, and it is depressing.”

“No new cycle superhighways are in the works and the two new routes he’s promised before 2020 haven’t been consulted on.

“The Mayor should be spearheading a cycling revolution, not be constantly on the back foot.”

The plan – a joint project between the mayor and Transport for London (TfL) – contains blueprints for a network of cycle routes across London, designed in line with six new quality standards to improve safety.

Commenting on the plans earlier this week, Mr Khan said he was “delighted” to be announcing some of the “major new work”.

Mr Khan said: “Getting more Londoners cycling is essential for our city’s future health and prosperity, and our new action plan shows how we’re going to go further than ever before to make this a reality.”

Now Green Party Assembly member Caroline Russell wants to hold Mr Khan to account on whether he can make good on the promises he made on cycling since he first campaigned to be mayor.

Ms Russell will ask Mr Khan how he plans to triple the extent of protected cycle lanes by 2020.

She also plans to question him over his new pledge to deliver more than 450km of new routes by 2024 – tripling the cycle lane network.

The report says this means 28 per cent of Londoners are expected to live within 400 metres of the network by 2024.