It seems a skip lorry collided with a cyclist on Tanner Street (outside the fish and chip shop) at about 1300hrs. Lots of ambulances and police in attendance. I asked and the police said the cyclist was very badly injured. I couldn't see the skip lorry although the bike was left in the middle of the road, presumably for collision investigators to look into. A 47 bus was also left in situ but the police officer said it was definitely a skip lorry. I hope the cyclist recovers from his injuries. Didn't actually see the collision so not sure of the circumstances. Very sad.
I quit cycling to work a few weeks ago after a two hairy incidents in one week. One was a bus cutting in on me before finishing overtaking, and the other a van pulling out without seeing me. I decided to give up.
This is now the second death within 100 meters of my front door in about 1 year. I've never lived anywhere in London that I found so dangerous for cycling.
Aggression on the roads has indeed got really bad recently maybe with an increase in cyclists and with the current climate being one creating a lot of stress in London generally. (re my recent attack by a commuter). Please be careful out there everyone.
I cycle west along Jamaica Road in the morning and the road layout here is a fricking disgrace. Coming back east to turn right into Tanner Street is also v hairy. The first bit of 'dual carriageway' opens up from central london and people put their foot down. That way they can get to wait at the next set of lights more quickly. I cycle Thorburn Square to Hoxton square and really struggle to find any safe roads that are reasonably direct without a massive detour. Any suggestions?