Police appeal over cyclist death

Police are appealing for information about the death of a cyclist who was killed in a road crash just hours after the successful first RideLondon festival. The man in his late 60s died after a crash with a lorry in north London.

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Make streets safer says London Cycling Campaign

The scene where a cyclist died this morning on Archway Road. Credit: Simon Harris/ITN

The London Cycling Campaign has renewed its call for London cyclists to join its 'space for cycling' protest ride on 2 September.

Organisers expect thousands to ride through Parliament Square for the event which they hope will send a message to Mayor Boris Johnson about cycle safety on London's roads.

The lorry involved in the accident in Archway this morning. Credit: Simon Harris/ITN

LCC’s Mike Cavenett said,

"It's dreadful to learn of yet another cycling fatality, and our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends.

“The streets around Archway are a notoriously dangerous place to cycle and walk, and local people have protested in an effort to have the area redesigned to make it more people-friendly, but to date the Mayor and Transport for London have done absolutely nothing.

“We urge all Londoners to join our peaceful protest ride on the evening of Monday 2 September, where we expect thousands to join us to tell the Mayor to provide dedicated space for cycling.”

"Separating bicycles and motor traffic at busy roads and junctions using continental-style infrastructure is an essential part to make cycling safe and inviting for everyone.”

The mass ride on Monday 2 September will be the third such protest - thousands took to the streets in Aldgate and Holborn after fatalities there this year.

A police officer removes the bike from the scene. Credit: Simon Harris/ITN

The protest will leave from Jubilee Gardens, near Waterloo, at 6pm on 2 September.

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