Ms Tao, originally from China but living with her husband in Clerkenwell, had been unable to get in front of the lorry while they waited for the lights to change because the cycle box was full of other cyclists and two motorcyclists.We obviously have too many cyclists on the road! Ban 'em! If it saves one life, etc...
After all, isn't that the prevailing opinion in every tragedy now? So isn't it about time their tactics were used against them?
Another witness, David-Alexandre Dahan whose eye had been drawn to Ms Tao because she was wearing a face mask, white helmet and bandana, said she "struggled to get momentum" when trying to move off.
Solicitor Karen Florencio said: "I noticed that the cyclist was wobbling quite dramatically, though I hadn't seen what had caused that.
"Shortly after that, I thought immediately if that carries on, she is going to come off or go under.
"Then it just appeared she almost seemed to get sucked under the middle set of wheels of the lorry. Within seconds she just seemed to disappear underneath."Mandatory training for cyclists! Physical fitness standard or no license! If it saves one life, etc....
I could get used to this!