A 13% rise in the number of cyclists injured in hit-and-run incidents in London has been revealed by figures released by the Mayor of London.

A total of 1,014 cyclists were injured or killed when hit by motorists in 2014, up from less than 900 in 2013.

The data also revealed more than a fifth of cyclist injuries were caused by drivers who failed to stop.

Two riders were killed during the period both of which were in Tower Hamlets .

Asaad Ahmed, 32, died after being hit in Commercial Road in November, and David Blake, 57, was struck in Whitechapel in December.

Of the cycists that were hit, 91 had injuries described as serious, while 921 had slight knocks.

The news comes as the London Cycling Campaign has started a petition to ban lorries during the rush hour.