Ukraine has reportedly planned to hold its Track Cycling National Championships at the Geraint Thomas Velodrome of Wales.
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.
The Velodrome is free of charge for the event on 25-27 November, and a donor has covered accommodation and meals.
However, further funds are needed for rider transportation and other costs.
The £10k gift from the donor for accommodation and meals means that the Ukrainian Cycling Federation (UCF) can plan its National Championships and set an official UCI calendar.
But a further estimated £10k is being sought through fund-raising platforms if the event is to go ahead.
Virtually every sporting activity has been grounded in Ukraine following the Russian invasion amid worldwide condemnation.