Following an attempted robbery on Chester Road, Macclesfield, detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
At around 1.30 pm on Monday, 10 February, a cyclist was pushing his bicycle along Chester Road, towards the junction of Ivy Road, when he was approached by a man who demanded money.
Following the intervention of a passer-by the suspect fled.
The offender is described as white, slim build, wearing a black hooded top, black joggers and had a black rucksack with coloured markings.
Detective Constable Andy Cole, of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, said: “We are keen to track down this offender and bring him to justice.
“The outcome of this incident could have been a lot worse. I am keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving around the Chester Road, Ivy Road area of Macclesfield on Monday and may have caught dashcam footage of the suspect. I also want anyone who witnessed the incident or may know who the offender is to come forward.”