I hit my first pedestrian last week.
Cycling down oxford street I spotted the couple quite a few yards off as they looked likely to step out so I was luckily already starting to slow down, but they hovered on the edge of the kerb only to drop onto the road right as I came past.
I went fully into them but was braced for the impact so didnt spill into the road. She was hit pretty hard to be fair!. lots of wincing and rubbing of legs and knees.
What annoyed me about this is a taxi driver pulled up next to me and proceed to Eff and Jeff AT ME! for riding dangerously!. If i hadntof hit this couple – he surely would have, and it would have been a whole sight worse!