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Hackney's ghost bikes - help us remember them all

PUBLISHED: 15:41 09 February 2011

©Olivia Harris; A Ghost bike marks the spot where cyclist Dan was killed by a lorry at the busy Dalston Junction on 06/02/11; Photo credit should read: OLIVIA HARRIS

©Olivia Harris; A Ghost bike marks the spot where cyclist Dan was killed by a lorry at the busy Dalston Junction on 06/02/11; Photo credit should read: OLIVIA HARRIS

Olivia Harris, (+44) 7881 810 878, www.oliviaharrisphotos.com

Gazette calls on readers to help us pay tribute to fallen cyclists.

Daniel Cox

THE haunting memorial to a friend lost while cycling is not confined to the borough’s latest casualty.

The friends of Dan Cox, who tragically died on Friday February 4 aged just 28 after colliding with a lorry at Dalston Junction, quickly erected a loving monument to him and put it at the spot where he fell.

The ghost bike is a reminder to both cyclists and drivers of the dangers faced by those on two wheels as well as giving mates a chance to leave a mark for their friend.

It is not the only one in Hackney, or indeed the UK, but it is the most recent of what has sadly become an all too familiar sight.

In preparation for our Hackney Cycle Safe campaign we are calling for readers to help us remember all those who have died on our roads.

If you know the whereabouts of other ghost bikes in the borough please let us know so we can record them so that they may never be forgotten.

You can leave information below, call 020 8477 3774 or email us on hg.editorial@archant.co.uk

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