RIBA fellow Francis Golding, 69, dies after London cycle crash

Francis Golding Cyclist Francis Golding died three days after colliding with a coach

A prominent architectural expert has died after being involved in a road collision in central London.

Cyclist Francis Golding, 69, was taken to hospital after colliding with a coach at the junction of Southampton Row and Theobalds Road on Tuesday evening.

He died in hospital on Friday evening.

Police said a post-mortem examination would take place in due course and that officers would like to hear from witnesses.

Mr Golding was a planning consultant and former secretary of the Royal Fine Art Commission, which later became the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.

He was also an honorary fellow at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The RIBA Journal editor and Sunday Times architectural critic Hugh Pearman said Mr Golding had been "very influential".

He said the 69-year-old had been "a very experienced cyclist and the fact he is the tenth to be killed on London roads this year speaks for itself".

"This is a notorious black spot and this only adds impetus to the campaign to make cycling safer in London," he added.

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