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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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