A sea of bikes, helmets, lights and hi-vis brought Blackfriars Road to a standstill last night as over 1,000 people staged a 'die-in' protest outside Transport for London's HQ in Southwark.
The protest was arranged after the tragic spate of cyclists who have been killed by HGVs on London's roads in recent weeks. Organisers were calling on TfL to do more to make the capital's roads safe.
One of the organisers, Donnachadh McCarthy, started the vigil by saying: "We Londoners are going to join the Dutch, and follow them until we get our roads safe.
"So I respectfully ask you now, London cyclists and pedestrians and drivers who have come to join us today, to lie on the pavement with your bicycles, turn on your lights and let them flash in the memories of people killed and injured in the last eight years.
"We are here because Londoners are fed up of being killed. We need to have a modern, European, safe cycling network. We believe it's a human right for children and pensioners to cycle around our city safely, and at the moment they can't."