Rider hit by lorry in Amhurst Park

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:

Steven Kealy observed:

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.