Vigil and Die-In: Bank of England, City of London

Monday 29th June 2015

Ying Tao, 26, was killed whilst riding her bicycle at Bank junction in the City of London on 22 June 2015 (photo from Evening Standard).
Clifton James, 60, was killed whilst riding his bicycle in Harrow on 21 June 2015 (photo from Evening Standard)

What: Vigil and Die-In
When: Monday 29th June 2015 at 5:30pm (we arrive from 5.30, speeches will start at 6pm, and we will have the die in after the first two speakers around 6.10 to hopefully be shown live on ITV London Tonight then more speakers)
Where: Meet in front of The Royal Exchange opposite The Bank of England, City of London
(EC4N 8BH)
Feeder rides: FEEDER RIDES
Tube: Bank
Twitter: #StopKillingCyclists
Press Release: PRESS RELEASE
Coverage: Media coverage is on Stop Killing Cyclists

Tell us you will be there: Facebook Event Listing

#StopKillingCyclists Vigil & DieIn: Bank, City of London Mon 29 Jun 5:30p Re: crash involving HGV and bicycle

UPDATE: The London Cycling Campaign is having a flash-ride at 8:30am on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at Bank. See the LCC website for details.

What is this about?

It is with huge regret that Stop Killing Cyclists will be holding the 7th vigil and die in on Monday 29th June 2015 to remember a woman killed while riding her bike at Bank; and Clifton James who was killed in Harrow.

She is the 8th person riding a bike killed on London’s roads, the 6th woman and the seventh killed by a lorry.

The 26 year old female victim was killed on Monday 22 June 2015 after being hit by an HGV at the junction by the Bank of England.

It is a horrendous junction - 7 major and 2 minor roads merge there, meaning no matter how good the driving or cycling its a nightmare - with absolutely no sensible provision for cyclists and even pedestrians poorly looked after.

At least 3 of these roads needs to be closed to through traffic and made over for the huge numbers of pedestrians and cyclists using this junction at rush hour every day.

A staggering 33% of the rush hour traffic is already cyclists at this junction.

The City of London opposes provision of physically protected cycle lanes.

They have spent ZERO on protected cycle lanes over last 5 years.

May she Rest in Peace

We ask as many of you as possible to attend and to remember them, and reiterate the need for space and decent infrastructure for people that choose to cycle.

Please would you share this information as much as possible?

If anyone knew the victims, and would like to take part in the vigil, you would be more than welcome. We would read out any message / statements on your behalf. But we also respect the privacy of family and friends if they do not wish to take part.

  • Further media reports are at Stop Killing CyclistsCLICK HERE.

Location Map…

Bank of England, Bank junction, City of London (EC4N 8BH)

Feeder Rides

Please let us know if you will be leading a cycle ride (from where at what time). Generally, any children must be accompanied by their parents.


  • Meet at Walthamstow library at 4:30pm for departure at 5pm
  • Leader: Nic Fripp
  • “We’ll be meeting some regulars in London Fields on our way in. The rendezvous point is the park entrance at Martello Terrace, and we should be there before 5.30.”
  • Further info: Facebook for Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign

Other related things…

(not affiliated with this site or event but referenced in good faith)

Space for cycling 2x2 placard plate Placards: Unbranded national campaign plates ‘Space for cycling’ (click HERE for website)
Support Space for Cycling Place order: London Cycle Campaign branded placard ‘Space for cycling’ (click HERE for website)
APPCG Get Britain Cycling report cover Information: Get Britain Cycling inquiry report and recommendations

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