The West of England South Road
Combine is one of the major organisations in the UK providing pigeon racing for
its close on 200 members in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol.
We organise races from or near the south coast of England and from the western
side of France between April and September each year. We are proud to count
amongst our members many of whom have become household names throughout the UK
and Europe, winning long distance races at both National & International level
against upwards of 20,000 birds.
Unfortunately, our Sport has been delivered a blow by government
regulations and it has become virtually impossible for ‘local’ organisations
like us, to organise races from the E.U. Only the large specialist clubs have
the finances and resources to do so. We are now only able to organise races
from the Continent in conjunction with those specialist organisations. In 2023
we will have three races from across the Channel in conjunction with the
Central Southern Classic (Guernsey and Fougeres) and British Barcelona Club (Bordeaux).
In addition we will provide for 14 inland races for old
birds and 8 inland races for young birds.
The Combine currently comprises of 12 local clubs from Cheltenham
in the north to Crewkerne in the south and Chippenham in the east. Other areas
catered for are at or near Yate, Bristol, Bath, Midsomer Norton, Glastonbury
Pigeon racing is a
marvellous hobby for families and people of all ages; we would invite anyone
who feels they would like to become involved to contact any of the local clubs
for advice, contact details of which appear later, on this site, we are sure
you would be made most welcome.