‘You’re not going f****** anywhere’: Furious cyclist blocks double decker bus with his Boris bike as he accuses the black driver of racism for not letting him and his bicycle on board
- Altercation took place in Spitalfields, east London, at around 3pm on Monday
- Cyclist reportedly angered when bus driver wouldn’t let him on with Boris bike
- So positioned himself in front of bus while laden with pillow and shopping bags
- Fellow passengers said the suited man accused the driver of racism during rant
Bizarre footage shows the moment an angry cyclist faces off with a double-decker bus after the driver wouldn’t let him on with a Boris bike.
Shocked onlookers watched on as the red-haired man refused to let the 149 bus pass in Spitalfields, east London, at around 3pm on Monday.
He shouts ‘you’re not going f****** anywhere’, as he rams his bike into the bus to prevent it from moving away from the area.
Shocked onlookers watched on as the red-haired man refused to let the 149 bus pass in Spitalfields, east London, at around 3pm on Monday
Video shows the man butting the bus with his bike which is laden with a pillow and two shopping bags
A front panel on the Stratford-bound bus eventually flips out, and the cyclist moves on. But not before traffic had built up in the area
Onlookers said the suited man started to rant when the driver refused to let him board with the Santander bike – accusing the driver of racism.
The video shows him sat on the bike facing the bus while smoking a cigarette, butting it with the bike which is laden with a pillow and two shopping bags.
An onlooker said: ‘I was getting off the bus when I watch the scene unfold.
‘The man tried to bring his Santander bike onboard, but the driver told him he couldn’t.
‘They began to argue, neither of them were prepared to budge.
‘Because the driver was black, the cyclist – who was white – started saying that he was being prejudiced and that the bus driver was racist.
‘He sort of took matters into his own hands. I heard him say – “Right, you’re not going f****** anywhere”.
‘The cyclist then got off the bus, circled around, and rammed his bike into the front of the bus to prevent it from moving.’
An onlooker claimed the cyclist had accused the bus driver of racism, after he was refused on with a Boris bike
The cyclist pulls over to the side of the road after the altercation, and the bus moves away from the scene
A front panel on the Stratford-bound bus eventually flips out, and the cyclist moves on. But not before traffic had built up in the area.
The onlooker said: ‘Traffic had begun to pile up behind the bus, but the driver was so calm.
‘The guy with the bike must have thought he was protesting social injustice or something – he parked up, and started smoking.
‘I don’t know what he was smoking.
‘He saw people stop and watch on, and then a minute later decided to head off.’
When approached for comment, a spokesman for Transport for London clarified that bikes are typically not allowed on buses.
He said: ‘Folded bikes are accepted at the driver’s discretion. The rules are the same for pushchairs and larger items of shopping and luggage.’