The man, who was in his early 60s, was killed in a collision with a lorry on Camberwell Road just after midday.
The victim was treated in the street for serious injuries by paramedics and a doctor from the air ambulance service.
A spokeswoman from the London Ambulance Service said the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene “despite extensive efforts” to revive him.
One witness, Nettie Williams, tweeted: “Terrible accident on Camberwell Road SE5. Seems to have involved a cyclist and a bin lorry. Person being removed from under the lorry. It was a collision on a corner at some lights near Burgess Park. I saw from a bus.”
The victim was the 14th cyclist to die in London so far this year. The tally now equals the total for last year.
The accident took place at the junction of Camberwell Road and Albany Road at 12.05pm.
Police said the driver of the truck, a tipper bin lorry, stopped at the scene and was not arrested.
The cyclist’s next of kin have not yet been informed.
A Met spokesman said: “Officers attended and found a male cyclist, believed to be aged in his early 60s, suffering serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.37pm.
“Detectives from the Road Death Investigation Unit have been informed. Inquiries continue.”
The road was closed while inquiries were being carried out.
The recent spate of cyclist deaths began on November 5 when hospital porter Brian Holt, 62, died on Mile End Road in east London as he cycled along Cycle Superhighway 2.
Three days later architect Francis Golding, 69, died after a crash with a coach in Holborn, central London on November 5.
The following Tuesday, November 12, Roger de Klerk, 43, died after he was crushed by a single-decker bus outside East Croydon station. The next day Venera Minakhmetova, a Russian IT entrepreneur, died after being hit by a lorry at the Bow roundabout on Cycle Superhighway 2 at rush hour.
Later a 21-year-old man from St John's Wood was hit by a bus at 11.30pm in Aldgate, near Cycle Superhighway 2. He died the following morning.
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