Condolences to family and friends after cycling fatality at Ludgate Circus during morning rush hour

The London Cycling Campaign has repeated calls for major junctions across Greater London to be made safe after a man riding a bicycle was killed this morning at Ludgate Circus (photo: Twitter).

The crash took place around 10am as a refuse lorry turned left from Fleet Street northwards up Farringdon Street and, according to reports, the cyclist died at the scene.

Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said, "Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of the person who died today.

"It is not acceptable that Londoners making normal everyday journeys by bike must contend with the dangers of major junctions that provide no protected space for cycling.

"We don't know the circumstances of this particular death, but we know our transport authorities can and must take action to redesign our streets in a way that minimises the risk of harm to people who walk and cycle."

The London Cycling Campaign's Space for Cycling campaign was originally created in response to a cluster of cyclist deaths in 2013.

From Monday 7 April Space for Cycling will focus on this year's local council elections, calling on all candidates to support cycling improvement measures in every neighbourhood across Greater London. 

Local authorities control 95% of Greater London's streets, including many town centres, school routes, residential streets, parks and main roads, and it's vital they take steps to make journeys in local streets safer.