Female cyclist aged in early 20s loses her life this morning in Bermondsey

The number of cyclists killed on London’s roads during 2011 has risen to 16 with news of yet another fatality involving an HGV.

The incident occurred at around 1015 this morning on Abbey Street in Bermondsey, which is close to a number of locations where cyclists have lost their lives in recent years.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed to road.cc that the victim is a woman aged in her early 20s, and that no arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident.

The safety of cyclists in London, particularly around HGVs, has been the subject of intense focus in recent weeks following three fatalities within the past two months.

In October, student Deep Lee was killed at the junction of York Way and Pentonville Road in Kings Cross when she was crushed by a lorry.

Later that month, Brian Dorling lost his life at Bow Roundabout, where another cyclist, Svitlana Tereschenko, would also die less than three weeks afterwards on 11 November; both of those incidents involved tipper lorries.

We will provide further details of this latest tragic incident once we have them.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.