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One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 3

The RPRA One Loft Race young birds were liberated from Bubwith, North Yorkshire, at 0700 this morning, into blue sky with a moderate head wind; they cleared well online. (Distance: 137 miles 231 yards.) A video of the liberation is here. Over 600 of the 859 birds were back by 2.00pm, and the first arrivals are […]

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 2

The RPRA One Loft Race young birds were liberated from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, at 0900 this morning, into a brisk WSW wind. (Distance: 88 miles 338 yards.) 556 of the 919 birds were back by 11.30am, and the provisional result is below. Jeremy will upload the full result on the One Loft website in due course.    […]

Liberations near Airfields

Following the complaint that we received from the station at RAF Leeming in March, we have received a further complaint of airfields not being notified of liberations.  In accordance with RPRA Rules (Page 28 of the 2017 Rule Book), liberations within 13km of airports require notification to the aerodrome authority or air traffic controller at least […]

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 1

The RPRA One Loft Race young birds were liberated from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, at 0815 this morning, into a light NW wind and sunshine. (Distance: 70 miles 588 yards.) 855 of the 933 birds were home by 11.00am and the provisional result is below. Jeremy will upload the full result on the One Loft website in due […]

Young Fanciers needed for TV programme

ITV hit show Little Big Shots, hosted by Dawn French, is looking for pigeon fanciers aged 3 to 13 to appear on the show being filmed in October/November 2017.  The programme is not a competition, it’s simply a chance to showcase your skills and knowledge. Click on the image right for further details of how […]

The future of pigeon racing?

The Yorkshire Post looks at the future of pigeon racing, including an interview with fancier Simon Schofield who discusses the impact of raptor attacks. Read the article by clicking on the image right.      

2017 Ring List and Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2017 Ring Distribution List and Rule Book are both now available to download by clicking on the appropriate image below. (Hard copies will also be available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings soon.)              

6 Digit Ring Numbers

Due to unforeseen circumstances the GB 2017 rings issued to the National Flying Club and Midlands National Flying Club have six digits following the letter, e.g. GB 17 Z 012345. The RPRA Council has agreed special dispensation allowing the first digit ‘0’ to be removed from entry sheets and exemption from recording the full ring […]

Keelie is a big hit on BBC Newsround

Young fancier Keelie, from Northern Ireland, appeared in an item for BBC Newsround filmed at her home and following her to the BHW Show of the Year. Dad Eamon said: “BBC Newsround was a huge success with Keelie. The phone has not stopped and social media has gone mad. It’s a great report and advertisement […]

FCI Olympiad 2017 results

The results from the FCI Olympiad 2017 are now published. Click on the image to download the booklet. Our congratulations to the British representatives: John Booth Crehan & O’Connor B & K Hawes Morris & Booker Derek Nicholls Owen, Joesbury & Son Rimmington & Wright Wolfenden & O’Neill JR Woods