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Boris Johnson backs our Hackney Cycle Safe campaign

PUBLISHED: 15:16 11 February 2011

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 01:  Mayor of London Boris Johnson leaves on his bike after walking along Kensington High Street speaking to members of the public regarding the western extension of the congestion charg zone on September 1, 2008 in London, England. The public consultation on the subject begins today and will last five weeks, with the Mayor of London inviting any Londoner with an opinion on the western extension to take part.  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 01: Mayor of London Boris Johnson leaves on his bike after walking along Kensington High Street speaking to members of the public regarding the western extension of the congestion charg zone on September 1, 2008 in London, England. The public consultation on the subject begins today and will last five weeks, with the Mayor of London inviting any Londoner with an opinion on the western extension to take part. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

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The Mayor of London has given his support to the Gazette's Hackney Cycle Safe campaign this week and pledged to help reduce the number of collisions involving cyclists in the borough.

The Mayor of London has given his support to the Gazette’s Hackney Cycle Safe campaign this week and pledged to help reduce the number of collisions involving cyclists in the borough.

Boris Johnson, who is famously a keen cyclist himself, said: “Whenever we have a cycling fatality in London it is a tragedy.

“Last year 10 cyclists were killed in the capital and TfL is doing its utmost to reduce that number.

“I hope everyone using the roads in Hackney will take time to consider and follow the three point pledge highlighted on these pages. My team will be in touch with the Gazette to see how we might assist them with their worthy campaign.”

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