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Contacting the RPRA

In accordance with Government coronavirus advice, the RPRA offices are currently closed to visitors. A policy of homeworking is being implemented until further notice, and a number of staff are currently on furlough. Therefore, the way you contact the RPRA has changed.  A list of e-mail addresses and contact numbers is below.   We ask […]

Racing in Scotland – Updated

Pigeon Racing in Scotland This statement relates to RPRA members in Scotland: We have produced a document giving guidance on race marking. Although this document is guidance, members, clubs and organisations should appreciate that it is based on the Scottish Government’s requirements and anyone found not adhering to the content will be jeopardising pigeon racing […]

Pigeon Racing in England – Update

Under Stage 1 of the Government’s coronavirus strategy, along with certain other sports, pigeon racing in England is permitted from today.  To assist, we have been developing guidance to facilitate racing, and this can be downloaded below. We also acknowledge that – under the current restrictions – certain RPRA rules may be difficult to implement, […]

Training in Wales – UPDATED

Following yesterday’s Welsh Government announcement, the RPRA and WHU has written to the First Minister (again) requesting clarification as to how training pigeons can be carried out within the current guidance. Training as part of an essential journey In the meantime my interpretation is: Carrying out training when combined with an essential journey, such as […]

Pigeon Racing in Northern Ireland

We reproduce here the latest update as regards pigeon racing in Northern Ireland, courtesy of the Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation (NIPA): “The latest information from the Northern Ireland Assembly on Wednesday 27th May 2020 is that legislation is now in place to permit pigeon racing within Northern Ireland. “This legislation permits four members to be […]

Group Training

Further to the RPRA statement issued on 11th May 2020, the following guidance has been developed to aid group training of more than two people/individuals. It is important to note that it is Guidance and any individual involved in group training should satisfy themselves that they are happy to proceed on that basis. The Guidance […]

Continental Racing latest

The following notice has been received from the Fédération Colombophile Française, the governing body for pigeon racing in France: Subject: Liberations in France and Covid 19 As soon as pigeon sport is allowed in your country, and road transport is allowed to move freely between your country and France, the issuance of permits to liberate […]

Covid-19: Training and Pigeon Racing: UPDATED

TRAINING RACING PIGEONS IN ENGLAND Members should read all of the following statement, and encourage all other members to read the full statement and not rely on word of mouth. Firstly I must stress that the document relates to England only. The devolved Governments have set out a different position in relation to restrictions. The […]

RPRA May Online Show

A total of 332 pigeons were entered across four classes in the weekend’s RPRA May Online Racing Pigeon Show, sponsored by PJ Lofts. The results are as follows, and we offer our congratulations to the winners. Best in Show 1st Place – Prize Card and £50 PJ Lofts Voucher: NWHU16N8443 (Old Cock) – A & […]

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be obtained free of charge from […]

You and your pigeons – weekly programme

Here is the fourth of RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers’ weekly programmes all about you and your pigeons. Richard is asking for your stories that he can publish to lift the spirits of as many people as we can at this trying time. See his request below. Please send your videos to Richard at [email protected] […]