A man believed to be in his 60s has died after being hit by a lorry early this afternoon in London.
Police were called to the junction of Camberwell Road, and Albany Road, SE5, by London Ambulance Service at 12:07 today.
Officers attended and found the male cyclist suffering serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.37hrs. Next of kin have not yet been informed.
The male driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and has not been arrested at this time.
Detectives from the Road Death Investigation Unit have been informed. Enquiries continue.
This is the sixth cycling fatality on London’s roads in less than two weeks and brings the death toll in London for the year to 14, the same as the total for 2012.
In the last fatal incident, late last Wednesday, a male cyclist was hit by a double decker bus in Whitechapel.
That rider has now been identified as a 21-year-old from NW6, but the Metropolitan Police have not yet released his name.
Next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place, but police say that they will not be naming the victim ahead of the opening of the inquest at Poplar Coroner's Court.
John 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 founder Tony Farrelly, 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. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.