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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 […]

Group Training

Further to the RPRA statement issued on 11th May 2020, the following guidance has been developed to aid group training of more than two people/individuals. It is important to note that it is Guidance and any individual involved in group training should satisfy themselves that they are happy to proceed on that basis. The Guidance […]

Covid-19: Training and Pigeon Racing: UPDATED

TRAINING RACING PIGEONS IN ENGLAND Members should read all of the following statement, and encourage all other members to read the full statement and not rely on word of mouth. Firstly I must stress that the document relates to England only. The devolved Governments have set out a different position in relation to restrictions. The […]

RPRA May Online Show

A total of 332 pigeons were entered across four classes in the weekend’s RPRA May Online Racing Pigeon Show, sponsored by PJ Lofts. The results are as follows, and we offer our congratulations to the winners. Best in Show 1st Place – Prize Card and £50 PJ Lofts Voucher: NWHU16N8443 (Old Cock) – A & […]

You and your pigeons – weekly programme

Here is the fourth of RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers’ weekly programmes all about you and your pigeons. Richard is asking for your stories that he can publish to lift the spirits of as many people as we can at this trying time. See his request below. Please send your videos to Richard at [email protected] […]

RPRA Virtual Pigeon Race

To help launch the RPRA Results Software, and to provide some fun relief from the current conditions, the first RPRA Virtual Pigeon Race took place over the weekend.  Clubs who had already registered and taken up the free software offer were able to take part, and every member had a chance of winning. The winners […]

2020 Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2020 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below. (Hard copies will also be available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings when we return after the current lockdown.)  Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.   […]

Pigeon Racing and Coronavirus

As of 23rd March the UK Government brought in further restrictions to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus. As a direct result pigeon racing will be suspended until at least 23rd May 2020. The RPRA and other unions will continue to monitor the situation, and updates will be published when available. Furthermore, while […]