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One Loft 2020 Hot Spot 1

Hot Spot 1 took place today from Ashbourne (70m 613yds). Jeremy released the 946 birds at 8.40am into a fresh WNW wind. The first birds arrived back at just after 10.00am, and well over 300 were back by 10.30am. The top 10 result is as follows: Click on the image to see the full result […]

UK Pau Masters Race 31st July 2020

The UK Pau Masters race was open to all members of the National Flying Club, British Barcelona Club and the Central Southern Class Flying Club with a combined entry of 2700 pigeons, which were convoyed by the National Flying Club in a custom built transporter with every consideration given to the best welfare of the […]

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 […]

Pigeon Mastermind on BBC Radio 2

Catherine Cooper of Peasedown St John, near Bath, joined OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2 for an edition of Midnight Mastermind and asked OJ three questions on pigeon racing. Hear how he got on by clicking on the player below: https://www.rpra.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pigeon-Mastermind.mp3  

Continental Racing latest: UPDATED

Over the past weeks we have been monitoring the situation in respect of travelling to France for the purpose of pigeon racing. The following facts are relevant: 1. The FCF will provide permits for liberations in France; 2. The Government advises against non-essential journey; 3. The UK Government will impose a 14 day isolation requirement […]

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 […]