Merton Council and police organise cyclist-HGV awareness events

Cyclists get the chance to see the road from the cab of a lorry

photo Two events are taking place that allow cyclists to view the road through the mirrors of an HGV

Two road-safety events have been organised to highlight the dangers of heavy goods vehicles to London cyclists.

Cement company Cemex has lent a lorry to Merton Council so cyclists could see the road from a driver’s perspective during morning and evening rush hours on Friday 20 November in the Carphone Warehouse car park, Priory Road, SW19.

There will also be the chance to sit in a lorry cab when the Metropolitan Police organise another demo outside St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday 26 November.

LCC communications officer said, "Cyclist-awareness training is part of the solution.

"Other measures like the cyclist sensors and extra mirrors on Cemex trucks can help.

"And we also hope to see more haulage companies and London councils adopting driver-awareness programmes too, like the pioneering work being carried out in Lambeth."