A fine example of Australian road culture exported to the world at large. Jason Wells, master butcher and one of the visionaries behind the small Brew café chain in the UK, here demonstrates his fine command of the English language and British road rules.
Richmond and Twickenham Times reports that police are investigating the incident.
“A 50-year-old man voluntarily attended a south London police station where he was interviewed in connection with the incident. The man was not arrested,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
A spokesman for Samphire Communications — the PR company which represents Brew — has so far declined to comment on the incident.
Father-of-two Jason Wells, 50, who lives with his family in a £3million house near Richmond Park in south-west London, is being investigated by police over the four-letter tirade.
Cycle-cam footage of the Melbourne-born entrepreneur calling the cyclist a “f***ing idiot” and threatening to “eat you for breakfast” has been watched more than 60,000 times since it was posted on YouTube by the rider at the weekend.
Hundreds of cyclists took to social media calling for a boycott on Wells’ coffee chain Brew, which has branches in Clapham, Putney, Wimbledon and Wandsworth. The company has held cycle workshops promising to “fix up your bike while you enjoy a coffee.”
Mr Wells, who trained as a master butcher, said today: “I would like to apologise for any offence caused. My behaviour was unacceptable and regardless of the situation, I shouldn’t react like that.
“I fully appreciate that cyclists have as much right to the road as any other road users.”
Mr Wells declined to comment further when approached by the Evening Standard about the incident.
Dressed in a dark suit, he sprinted out of his three-storey house in Richmond this morning saying: “I don’t have any comment darling, I don’t have any comment.”
He then ran up the hill outside his house.
There were three cars parked outside the house — including the Land Rover — and a bicycle.
Priory Lane (Google Maps)