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One Loft Yearlings 2021 Final Race

The Yearlings 2021 Final Race took place yesterday from Edzell, near Brechin. The 108 birds were liberated at 11.50am into broken cloud, with variable wind for the first 40 miles, turning to NE after. They cleared well in one group. The first two birds back arrived only seconds apart. The winner is seen below left, […]

Airshow Calendar 2021

With the pigeon racing season now well under way, we ask that in addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, members need to be aware of the airshow season. The resumption of airshows will bring increased summer flight activity, and we would ask all fanciers living within […]

Pigeon Race for Dementia Action Week

As a part of Dementia Action Week, a charity pigeon race was organised by the Copeland Mental Health Team and Cumbria Region RPRA, taking place on a beautiful spring day from Whitehaven Harbour to Northside Workington. Individuals could pick their selection and there were several small prizes on offer. Sheena from the MH team had […]

Avian Influenza Updates

As of the 15th May the restrictions relating to Avian Influenza and channel racing are lifted. The following is taken from the DEFRA website: ‘All poultry and bird gatherings, including pigeon gatherings organised for races from mainland Europe, will also be permitted, provided organisers notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency at least seven days […]

Can you reunite this lost medal with the family?

Dan Davies found this old pigeon racing medal while metal detecting near Pickering, North Yorkshire, and would like to return it to the family, if possible. It was awarded to the Sagar Cup winner of 1922, and has the recipient’s name on the reverse. Please e-mail genuine claims only to [email protected], stating the name on […]

Buckingham liberation site cancelled

Due to an increase in aircraft movements at Finmere airfield, Buckingham, we are no longer able to use the area as a liberation site.  The nearest alternative site is at Upper Heyford (4206.)       

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 […]

Covid 19 Racing Guidance for Welsh Clubs/Organisations: Updated

Our guidance on race marking and clock striking has been updated to reflect revisions to the lockdown restrictions in Wales. Both documents can be downloaded from the Downloads page. ————————————- The following information has been emailed to Welsh clubs/organisations on 4th April 2021. If for any reason your secretary has not received the communication, please […]

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Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

In preparation for the start of inland racing on Saturday 1st May, we have uploaded an updated version of the Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing. Before carrying out any multi-loft training or racing, individuals and organisations must read and adhere to the requirements of this updated code. Failure to do so […]

Pigeon Racing in Northern Ireland

In preparation for the 2021 season, guidance has been developed for clubs and organisations in Northern Ireland, and you may download this below.  You will then be able to access the following guidance: 1. Race Marking; 2. Clock Striking. Please note that if you are a convoying organisation the following documents are also relevant: 3. […]