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Hundreds ride in Central London to protest cyclists' deaths and call for safer streets

Junction outside Holborn Underground, where Peter Fisher was killed last week, brought to a standstill as riders call for safer streets

A major junction in Central London was brought to a standstill on Monday evening as hundreds of cyclists came together to protest the latest death of a bike rider in the capital and call for safer streets.

The protest, organised by London Cycling Campaign (LCC), saw riders come together at the location close to Holborn Underground station where Dr Peter Fisher was killed last week in a collision with a lorry.

The people present came from every colour of the cycling rainbow.

There were commuters on Bromptons, roadies on drop-bar bicycles, messengers on fixed wheel bikes, people with cargo bikes - some with kids, some with dogs - and people on recumbents.

But for the most part it was ordinary people in ordinary clothes on ordinary bikes,, who want to get around the capital without fear of not arriving home at the end of their journey..

What united them all, though, is that they are calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to follow through on his pledge to make London "a byword for cycling," and for cycling and walking commissioner Will Norman, and London's boroughs, working alongside City Hall, to make that happen.

We'll have more on this in the morning; in he meantime, there's a gallery of pictures above.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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