A CYCLIST blocked a York city centre street today when he staged a one-man protest in front of a Park & Ride bus.

The cyclist blocked the bus’s progress in Piccadilly for at least five minutes, causing a traffic jam to build up behind, said eyewitness Tim Stark, who took this photograph.

He said the rider was engaged in an argument with the driver of the bus, which was carrying passengers from the Designer Outlet at Fulford. Neither the cyclist’s identity nor the reason for his protest is known.

A spokesman for bus operator First said he understood that the cyclist had been weaving through traffic when the bus pulled out after indicating.

He said the cyclist went past and then stopped in front of the bus, halting its progress.

He said the company was not aware of the reasons for the cyclist's actions, but felt they were dangerous.

*Are you the cyclist – and would you like to explain why you staged the protest? Contact Mike Laycock on 01904 567132 or email mike.laycock@thepress.co.uk