Velodrome Rakyat

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Velodrome Rakyat
Velodrom Rakyat  (Malay)
LocationIpoh, Malaysia
Coordinates4°36′33″N 101°06′03″E / 4.609136°N 101.100805°E / 4.609136; 101.100805Coordinates: 4°36′33″N 101°06′03″E / 4.609136°N 101.100805°E / 4.609136; 101.100805
Field size250 m (270 yd) track

The Velodrome Rakyat is a velodrome in Ipoh, Malaysia, and was the first velodrome to be built in that country.[citation needed]

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Darshan Singh Gill, President of the Perak Cycling Association, identified the need for a velodrome in the country. Previously, the National Cycling Federation used to send track cyclists to neighbouring countries at a very high cost. With the approval of Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak, Darshan led a nationwide public donation drive and collected RM 3.25 million for the project.

Velodrome Rakyat is a 250-metre timber track, and has hosted many national and international events, including the World Cycling Championships B in 1997, the Track World Cup in 2000 and 2001, and the cycling events of the 1989 Southeast Asian Games.

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