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GB21 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB21 rings they have been collected by Royal Mail van this afternoon and should be with you in the next few days. It’s not too late to order, of course. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal […]

RPRA One Loft Auction 2020

The auction of RPRA One Loft Race 2020 Young Birds has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an e-mail giving details of how to pay, and how to make arrangements for collection of your bird from the loft. Please note that – if you are not entering your […]

EU Regulation 2016/429

There is information circulating on social media regarding EU Regulation 2016/429. This regulation, that is relevant to the transport of animals, has been in force since 2016. However, the concerns raised in the posts relate to supplementary requirements of EU Regulation 2020/688 which comes into force in 2021, in particular the interpretation that the relevant […]

Menagerie by Kate McGwire

Members may recall an appeal by sculptor Kate McGwire back in 2014 for white feathers to help with a large piece she was working on, and some of you have been sending her feathers ever since. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bird Garden at Harewood House in West Yorkshire, Kate has been […]

Guidance for Organisations regarding Shows

We have produced a guidance document, in line with the Government’s Covid-19 directives and guidance, which will aid clubs in making final preparations for a pigeon show, to ensure that they are able to comply with the conditions associated with being allowed to organise such an event. The content of this guidance document is based […]

Guidance for Organisations regarding Meetings

**UPDATED** Now that the racing season is coming to an end, attention is being turned to meetings. The RPRA has produced a document which considers the respective Governments’ rules and regulations with regard to gatherings under Covid-19 restrictions, along with RPRA and domestic rules, which you may download below. It has been updated to include […]

RPRA One Loft Yearlings Race 2021

For the first time since 2015 we will be running a Yearlings One Loft Race in 2021. Entries are limited to 250 pigeons (unless the Future of the Sport Committee rule otherwise to satisfy demand) and the allocation of spaces will be granted on a first come, first served basis, initially to entrants from the […]

RPRA One Loft 2020 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft 2020 Final Race took place yesterday from Alnwick, Northumberland, a distance of 235 miles 898 yards. The 573 birds were liberated at 9.00am into a very light ENE wind, turning fresh en route; sunny with high broken cloud. They cleared very well. The first birds arrived back at just before 1.00pm, […]

New online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are now able to order 2021 rings, racing supplies and other merchandise through our brand new online ordering system. Click on the button on the right to begin. As with the automated transfer system, you will need your own RPRA loft number (or club number if you are logging in […]