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Pigeon racing and raptor nest boxes

On the 5th February 2021 a meeting took place between the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pigeon Racing – Craig Williams MP for Montgomeryshire, DEFRA minister and senior DEFRA officials. At this meeting the APPG Chair raised the issues we are experiencing with the rising bird of prey population, and specifically the […]

Training and Racing Update

We are sure that everyone is following the updates in relation to Covid 19 and Avian Influenza restrictions, to try and get an indication as to when pigeon racing may commence. The devolved Governments provided an update last week, and now that the Prime Minister has provided his initial road map out of lockdown we […]

New auctions on our auction site

The next auction on our dedicated auction site, will be for 4 lots in aid of the Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Combine, and will open on Thursday 4th March (4pm). You will need to be registered on the site to be able to bid online – just follow the detailed instructions on the site home […]

EU – Importing and Exporting Racing Pigeons

To provide members with a detailed overview of what is going on ‘behind the scenes’ at the RPRA in respect of Brexit and its impact on the import and export of racing pigeons to and from the EU, please refer to the latest correspondence sent to the APHA and EU Commission below. Please note that […]

French Low Emission Zones

The following information is up to date as at 8th February 2020. Please visit the website within the information below for updates. Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are areas where the most polluting vehicles are regulated. Usually this means that vehicles with higher emissions cannot enter the area. In some low emission zones the more polluting […]

Contacting the RPRA during lockdown

Now that we are again in a national lockdown, members of staff are working from home and a number are on furlough. The way you contact us has therefore changed.  Below is an updated list of contacts. We ask you to use e-mail when you can, and to call only if you cannot e-mail. In […]

Channel Racing post-Brexit

The impact of Brexit on channel racing has been a concern for pigeon fanciers all around the UK. The required health documentation and processes relating to the import and export of the avian species, published since Brexit, has increased these concerns. The relevant EU regulation that covers the transportation of the avian species from third […]

Online BHW Show of the Year 2021

In the absence of the real thing, we held an online BHW Show of the Year 2021 over the weekend. There were virtual trade stands, an online charity auction, and fanciers entered 474 birds in 10 classes. The birds were judged online and the results are here. Our congratulations to all of the winners – […]

RPRA Awards 2020

Due to the current lockdown conditions, the RPRA Awards for 2020 had to be presented virtually, and the presentations were filmed for the YouTube video below:  The award winners are as follows – our congratulations to them all: Adult Short Distance 1st Place – Selby Thomas Memorial Trophy, Medallion and £100: Ron Williamson, Newry – GB18E05350 […]

A Message from the FCI President

As 2020 nears an end Istvan Bardos, the President of the Federation Colombophile Internationale (FCI) – the world governing body for pigeon racing – has issued a message to all member organisations and fanciers. Click on the image right to read the message.