BUS pass busker Karl Dallas is on a national mission.
The singer/songwriter is celebrating his ‘freedom to ride’ by busking in bus stations throughout the UK.
He is celebrating the introduction of the free bus pass for anyone over 60 in England.
His tour brought the 77-year-old musician to Huddersfield on Tuesday.
But the Bradford-based artist is unhappy about one aspect of the scheme.
He said: “When the passes came out I had two feelings.
“I was pleased that I am now able to travel all over the UK on bus for free.
“But I can’t understand why it doesn’t cover Wales and Scotland.
“So I decided to do a nationwide tour to celebrate and collect names on a petition to campaign for it to be extended to those countries and to include rail travel.”
The musician has busked on the streets of London, Paris, New York and Baghdad during his career.
As part of the current tour he rewrote the classic Beatles song Ticket to Ride and renamed it Freedom to Ride.
As well as singing he is collecting signatures for the petition.
It will be handed in to the Government at the end of his tour.