I say killed but being hit at 70mph and not wearing a helmet can't end good.
I was driving along a very dark stretch of dual carriage way, the A55 on the North Wales coast when all of a sudden there was this tiny red LED light and a bloke on a road bike riding down the middle of the 1st lane. I slammed on, couldn't go anywhere because a Range Rover was about to overtake, I must have come within a few meters of his back end.
At this point I didn't know what just happened, the Range Rover and I pulled off at the next junction, he had a bit of a rant at me because I slammed on, he didn't see the cyclist until he was level with me.
The other driver phoned the Police but I walked up to the exit slip of the junction to wait for this cyclist and pull him in.
He turned up, and as much as I wanted to drag him off his bike and beat sense into him I pointed out what just happened. He was all in black with a tiny single LED light (cheap Knog type thing) and no reflective kit at all, wasnt even wearing a helmet! Although he was quite aplogetic I don't think he realised what just happened and I was in quite a state of shock, I still am.
I've never come so close to anything like that before, I was shaking like a leaf when I pulled up and got out of my car.
It's a long shot but if that cyclist (on a red Ribble road bike) is on here and you're reading this you will know who you are. If you're going to pull a stunt like that again riding down that stretch of road at night get some better lights and some reflective clothing, a helmet might be a good idea too. Thank god it didn't but tonight could have ended pretty badly for both of us and there was a good chance that you would not have been going home tonight.
The police didn't come because the cyclist cracked on but using a side road rather than the A55.
That was probably the worst experience I've had.
I hope to god he's ridden home, sat down and had a long hard think about what happened and I'm so glad it passed without anything serious happening.