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RPRA 2024 One Loft Race Updates

Below are the latest updates from the new RPRA One Loft Manager, Jonathan Swift. You can keep up-to-date with developments on Jonathan’s blog on the dedicated One Loft site. ***NB – APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED*** Update 04/05/24 The pigeons will all be injected and ETS rings fitted next weekend (the new rings arrived yesterday) and […]

RPRA One Loft Final Race 2023

The RPRA One Loft Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles 898 yards). The 377 birds were liberated at 7:40am into sunshine, with a light SSW headwind moderate on route. They cleared excellently online. Birds not marked were: GB23 V45201, C47383, A64813, N21669, C47382, N55300, Z03093, A90681, D18104; WHU2023 E12088, WHU2023 20076. The […]

RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Hot Spot 4

One Loft Hot Spot took place today from Richmond, North Yorkshire (167m 566yds). The 483 birds were liberated at 8am into a very light NE wind and cleared excellently online. The full marked list can be seen on Benzing Live. The first birds arrived back at 11.17am, at an impressive 1487ypm, and the top 10 […]

RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Hot Spot 3

Hot Spot 3 took place today from Bubwith (137m 248y). The 559 birds were liberated at 10:40am into a WNW wind, and “cleared brilliant”.  The first birds arrived back at 1.48pm, and the top 10 is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Click here to see the Hot Spot 3 Pools […]

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 2 & Revised Prize Fund

Hot Spot 2 took place today from Worksop (103 miles 1210 yards). 595 birds were liberated at 11.00am into sunny conditions, flying into a light SW headwind, and cleared great online.  Jeremy’s estimate of 2.5 hours was almost spot on – the first birds arrived at 1.24pm, and the top 10 is below. Click on […]

RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Hot Spot 1

Hot Spot 1 took place today from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, a distance of 70 miles 613 yards. The 637 birds were liberated at 11.00am, and they cleared in one group online. The first batch arrived back at 12.37pm, and over 300 were back within 30 minutes. The top 10 is below. Click on the image to […]

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip visits the One Loft

Graham Fellows, in the guise of celebrity comedian John Shuttleworth, and antiques expert Paul Laidlaw visited the RPRA One Loft at Tewkesbury to film a piece for an episode of the BBC series Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. In addition to filming various items of historic pigeons in war memorabilia, John also gave a live performance […]