New figures revealed no accidents have taken place between buses and bicycles on a major road in more than a decade.

Campaigners from the group Save our Buses paid tribute to both bus drivers and cyclists using bus lanes have managed to say safe on Lea Bridge Road in Leyton.

TfL figures dating back to 2005 show there have been no incidents involving crashes between bikes and buses.

In the same time period, there have been 24 serious accidents on the road involving cars, motorbikes or commercial vehicles.

Paul Dogan, of Save our Buses, said: “This is a fantastic record of safety for cyclists and bus passengers.

“Lea Bridge Road is one of the borough’s most congested routes and we are amazed by what has been found.

“It is a great tribute to local cyclists and bus drivers that there were no recorded accidents in bus lanes.”

Bus lanes on Lea Bridge Road currently give priority to public transport and cyclists between 7am and 10am in the morning and 4pm and 7pm in the evening.

Save Our Buses was formed in 1990 when London bus chiefs axed the 55 and 38 services linking Leyton and Oxford Circus.

Following a campaign supported by thousands of Waltham Forest residents for bus lanes and a route into the West End, the 55 bus was reinstated in 1997.