How to do a random act of kindness for a cyclist during #RAK2016

#RAK2016 stands for Random Acts of Kindness 2016. The whole RAK idea actually started when Brent Lindeque, a young South African man, decided to turn the #neknominations drinking idea on its head. Instead of using his nomination to down a drink, he chose to perform a random act of kindness.

By giving a homeless man a $2 meal, and using the power of social media to “pay-it-forward” his nomination went viral and to date has been viewed over 780,000 times. For more info on the RAK campaign, visit the Facebook page.

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Here are some cycling related ideas for #RAK2016:

  • Help someone change a tyre
  • Wave to every cyclist you meet on the roads
  • Follow the rules of the road, like stopping at red lights and waiting for green
  • Teach a child (or an adult) to ride a bike
  • Donate a bicycle (or part of a bicycle) to change someone’s life through Qhubeka
  • Leave a note of gratitude on a commuter’s bicycle like this woman in Toronto
  • Pass wider of the rider. Wait until it’s safe to pass a cyclist and then leave at least 1.5 metres between you and the nearest car
  • Donate your old cycling gear to a development cycling club near you
  • Take an extra energy bar to give to someone who doesn’t have on your next group ride

Tell us your #RAK2016 cycling ideas, or better yet, send us a pic! Tag @Qhubeka on Twitter with the hashtag #RAK2016.

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