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A new crowdfunded app will log cycle accidents, injuries and near misses in the capital

Research teams from the Orthopaedic and Emergency Departments of Barts Health have collaborated with Barts charity ITP and mySociety to release an app that explores bike related injuries in London

The Bespoke project collaborators have developed a crowd sourcing app that will log cycle accidents, injuries and near misses in the hope of mapping cycling blackspots.

The app was suggested after Orthopaedic and Emergency Departments of Barts Health saw an increase in the number of cyclists brought into A and E departments after cycling on London's road.


Guide dogs at risk from dangerous cyclists

There are more than 300 guide dogs working in London. Credit: PA

The charity Guide Dogs has warned that cyclists need to take extra care when they are riding near visually impaired people who are using guide dogs. In a survey, it found that a quarter of guide dog oweners in London had been hit by a bike. And 70% of the dog owners had experienced a near miss with a cyclist riding on the pavement or through a red light.

The charity is asking cyclists to ring their bell or call out if they see a person with a guide dog waiting to cross a road. It also warns against riding up behind a guide dog in case the animal is startled.

Cyclist critical after collision in Shoreditch

A cyclist who was involved in a collision with a van is now in a critical condition.

The crash took place yesterday morning on Shoreditch High Street. The 25-year-old cyclist was taken to Royal London Hospital, and the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Emergency services attended the scene yesterday . Credit: TfL

Road remains closed in Shoreditch after collision


Female cyclist suffers head injuries in Kingston

A female cyclist has been hit by a car on Wheatfield Way in Kingston. The incident happened at around 1:45 this afternoon. The woman - thought to be in her 50s - was taken to hospital with head injuries.

Cyclists warned of dangers of skipping red lights

A coroner has warned cyclists of the dangers of ignoring red lights after the death of a young woman at Bow Roundabout.

Venera Minakhmetova became the third cyclist to die at the roundabout in two years when she was killed in a collision with a lorry at Bow Roundabout on November 13 last year.

A coroner has warned cyclists of the dangers of skipping red lights. Credit: PA Wire

Mary Hassell concluded that the 24-year-old "most likely" cycled through a red light prior to her death.

She said many cyclists went through red lights but did not suffer the same "devastating consequences" by "virtue of luck".

"It's important that I'm open and honest about the cause of this collision, for no other reason that other cyclists need to understand what dangerous behaviour contravening a red light is, and that there are potentially devastating consequences," Ms Hassell added.

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