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Fatal collision happened early this morning near Erith and brings death toll among capital's cyclists this year to 11...

The Metropolitan Police Service is appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run incident in south-east London early this morning.

The male victim, aged 60, is the 11th cyclist to have lost his life in the capital this year – five of those in the south-east of the city.

Today’s fatal crash happened on Bronze Age Way, which links Thamesmead with Erith, in the London Borough of Bexley.

Police said that the London Ambulance Service called them to the scene at 4.35am today.

Despite the attempts of paramedics to save his life, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.37am.

Anyone who saw the collision or has information about it is requested to contact the Metropolitan Police’s Serious Collisions Investigation by dialling 101 and quoting reference 844/8OCT.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.