Nikki Ruck’s radio documentary about racing pigeons was aired on Radio 4’s Open Country yesterday afternoon. It included interviews with racing pigeon club members in Bath, Paul Hammond, Jill and Clive Rogers, and many more convoyers and fanciers. Click on the image to go to the programme on the BBC website, where you can download […]
The British Olympiad Show 2019 took place at The Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Saturday. A full report and results will follow shortly. In the meantime, below is a gallery of images from the day.
We reported back in March on the launch of a new club insurance scheme (click the link to read about it), with the cost of the initial year’s policy being covered by the RPRA from existing reserves. From 2020 we will have to pass that cost on to members: membership fees will remain at £10, but […]
Due to safety concerns and issues raised at Bournemouth Airport in the summer, the liberation sites at Poole (Harbourside and Hamworthy) are now cancelled. See the UK liberation sites map for alternative sites. Photo © Daniel Jones Photography 2018
We are now taking orders for the British Homing World Stud Book, Diary and Calendar 2020. See full details below, and click on the image to download an order form.
The RPRA One Loft 2019 Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The 607 birds were liberated at 8:00am, no wind. The first birds arrived back just before 1:00pm, and the top 10 result is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Full results and a report […]
Over recent weeks we have been working with the Met Office to develop a weather reporting system that will assist organisations in race management of continental racing. We will now be publishing a weather briefing from the Met Office which will include general weather conditions such as rain and visibility, but also information on cloud […]
RPRA One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 4 took place today from Ripon, a distance of 149 miles 1319 yards. Jeremy liberated the 646 pigeons at 07:15am into a light headwind, and they cleared excellently. The first birds arrived back just after 11:00am, and over 300 were back by noon. The provisional top 10 […]
One Loft Hot Spot 3 took place today from Bubwith, North Yorkshire, a distance of 137 miles, 248 yards. Jeremy liberated the 695 birds at 07:45 into a fresh WSW wind, and they cleared online. He expected the leaders back at just over the 3 hour mark, and the first arrived at just after 11:00. […]
One Loft Hot Spot 2 took place today from Chesterfield, a distance of 88 miles, 355 yards. Jeremy liberated the 722 birds at 08:50 into a fresh WSW wind. The first birds arrived back at 10:48, and 300 were home within the next eight minutes. The top 10 result is below and you can see […]