The campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists have staged a mass “die-in” event outside Parliament to highlight cyclists deaths on Britain’s roads and to call on the government to invest £3 billion a year to make cycling safer.
Described as the National Funeral for the Unknown Cyclist, it saw scores of cyclists accompany a horse drawn funeral hearse through the streets of London. The event had a number of speeches, including some from families who had lost loved ones and was described as deeply moving.
Once outside Parliament, the cyclists lay silent for 15 minutes. The campaign has two main aims: to get a ‘national protected cycle-lane network’ and to stop ‘lethal transport pollution killing people walking and cycling.’
The event, which took place on Saturday 13th October was later featured by the Daily Mail and gained TV coverage with a 30 minute special on London Live and BBC London News.