A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a lorry in North London this morning.
A police spokesman said:
Police were called to Amhurst Park, N16 at 08:00 today, Tuesday 20 January, following reports of a road traffic collision.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a female cyclist suffering from critical injuries following a collision with a lorry.
The cyclist - believed to be in her thirties - died at the scene a short while later.
Police are in the process of informing next of kin.
The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene.
Anyone with information about the collision should call 101.
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said:
We were called at 8am this morning to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bike at the junction of Bethune Road and Amhurst Park in N16.
We sent an ambulance crew and two duty officers to the scene.
Sadly, the patient was dead at the scene.
This is believed to be the 14th cycling fatality in Great Britain so far this year, and the first in Greater London.
@ShomrimOfficial tweeted this picture of the scene:
— Shomrim N.E. London (@ShomrimOfficial) January 20, 2015
Steven Kealy observed:
Passing by the site now - a tipper truck with its hazards on is pulled over by the blue forensics tent and crushed bike.
— steven kealey (@cyclingalong) January 20, 2015
Acknowledged by the Telegraph as a leading cycling journalist, John Stevenson has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc editor Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013 and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.