Bob’s told you how to give them out (though they are called Ride Ons in Zwift, not Kudos).
What should you notice receiving a Ride On?
- A “ping” noise
- A large thumbs-up appearing and then dropping into your back pocket
- A thumb appearing next to your “Drops” total which symbolises that - for a few seconds - a multiplier has been applied to the drops you’re earning, so you’re earning drops faster than you normally would.
- If the person who gave the Ride On is close to you on the map, you’ll see a “thumbs-up” icon next to their name, which you can use to reciprocate the Ride On.
- A warm, fuzzy feeling when you realise someone has given you a Ride On and a drops bonus!
When should you give them out? Whenever you want! Sometimes I give one because someone has made me laugh in the chat, sometimes because someone’s just done a PB, sometimes because we’re working well together in a group, sometimes because they’re passing me and sometimes because I’m passing them. And some days I just hit the “group ride on” symbol in companion repeatedly because I like receiving Ride Ons and so it’s nice to do the same to others!
Some people don’t give Ride Ons, as they’re focused solely on their own cycling. Do whatever’s best for you!