#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.
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.