A MYSTERY cyclist who refused to cooperate with police and has repeatedly refused to reveal his identity is to go on trial in York.

The man, aged in his fifties, was stopped by PCSOs in Acomb for cycling on the pavement, and offered advice at the scene.

When he refused to give his details to the PCSOs, and would not accept a fixed penalty notice, warranted officers were called to assist, and he further refused to give his name or any details. The officers then arrested the cyclist and took him into custody.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the man continued to refuse to give his details at the police station, so was remanded in custody overnight to appear before court for cycling on the pavement.

When he appeared before York and Selby Magistrates' Court on July 1, The Press understands he told the court he had legally changed his name to "I Am That I Am", and refused to give any further details.

A police spokesman said: "The man, aged 54, was arrested in Front Street, Acomb, at around 3pm on June 30. He refused to accept a ticket for cycling on the pavement and also refused to provide his details. He was charged and appeared at York Magistrates' Court on July 1."

He was released on bail to appear for a trial over the alleged cycling offence on September 7.