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Protest after two tragic deaths

London Cycling Campaign are planning a protest after two deaths during the last few days in London at Harrow and also at Bank. It is set to start at 8.15am on Wednesday 24th June with riders meeting at two locations, but ultimately meeting at Bank junction at 8.45 am. The protest is to highlight the need for enough space for cyclists as road users on streets across London which comes after two cyclists were killed this week in London. The first tragedy happened in Harrow on Friday night after a 50 year old cyclist was killed by a car. The driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The second tragedy occurred on Monday 22nd June in the morning rush hour, when a female cyclist was killed after a collision with a tipper truck at Bank junction in London, becoming the eighth cycling fatality on the streets of London this year.

Jennifer Buchanan, solicitor with Fieldfisher says: "This is another sad week for cycling, and our thoughts go out to the friends and families of the cyclists involved. It would be great to get as many people as possible to support so that we can show that more changes are required to make London's streets safer. This needs to be made a priority now. I have been through Bank junction and frankly it is not friendly to the cyclist - and there is very little protection for cyclists with little room to manoeuvre".

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