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Velodrome Rakyat

Coordinates: 4°36′33″N 101°06′03″E / 4.609136°N 101.100805°E / 4.609136; 101.100805
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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; 101.100805
Field size250 m (270 yd) track

The Velodrome Rakyat is a velodrome in Ipoh, Malaysia.[1] It was inaugurated on July 21, 1989.[2]

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.

In 2018, extensive renovation work was carried out on the velodrome.[3] In August 2018, it was certified by the UCI for international competitions.[4]

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  1. ^ "FixedGearFever - The Worlds Best Velodrome Database!". Fixed Gear Fever. Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  2. ^ "India join Ipoh race". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  3. ^ "Hidup mati Velodrom Rakyat Ahad ini - Berbasikal - Utusan Online". Utusan (in Malay). Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  4. ^ "UCI iktiraf Velodrom Rakyat" [The UCI recognizes the Velodrome Rakyat]. Bharian (in Malay). 2018-08-03.

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