Video shows cyclist forced off road by bus in Leicester street
A bus driver could be disciplined after a cyclist was forced on to the pavement by the vehicle.
The 21-year-old cyclist was wearing a helmet camera and caught the incident on video.
The university student, who does not want to be named, was cycling along Belvoir Street on Sunday when an Arriva bus passed him at a point where the street narrowed, forcing him to swerve.
He said: "I was heading back home along Belvoir Street at lunchtime and the road was narrow and had speed humps.
"The bus came past me and I was forced to swerve to the left and on to the pavement. It was horrible.
"I think a lot of buses and other motorists see cyclists as an annoyance."
He said it was his second near miss involving a bus.
"A couple of months ago, I was cycling along De Montfort Street when a bus behind me started honking," he said.
"There were cars on both sides of the road so there was no way he could squeeze past me safely.
"Further down the road, he was able to pass me.
"After he did, he stopped the bus and got out to shout at me for being in the middle of the road."
The student got his helmet camera last month after a friend in London was badly hurt in an accident involving a car.
The motorist was not prosecuted because of the lack of witnesses.
The student said: "If it happens to me, I want to have some evidence so the police can see what happened."
Keith Myatt, communications manager for Arriva Midlands, was shown the video and said "appropriate" action would be taken in relation to the driver of the bus, which was a 47 service from Leicester to South Wigston.
He said: "We are carrying out a thorough investigation into this matter.
"The driver will be dealt with appropriately through the company conduct procedure."
Earlier this month, it emerged the number of cyclists injured in accidents on the city's roads had increased by 20 per cent in the past two years.
Last year, 170 cyclists were hurt in Leicester, compared with 140 in 2010.
The increasing danger has prompted cyclist groups to call for the 200-year-old ban on cycling along New Walk to be lifted.