Newport Velodrome seeks to host Ukraine's track championships

National Championships cannot take place at home due to the Russian invasion, donations needed

Ukrainian track cyclist Olena Starikova
Ukrainian track cyclist Olena Starikova
(Image credit: Getty Images)

An attempt is being made for Ukraine's National Track Championships to be held at the Geraint Thomas Velodrome in Newport.

The decision to hold the event in Newport "is to allow Ukrainian elite track riders to have their National Championships in a safe place" due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.