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2018 Ring List and Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2018 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.)                  

Advice on vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

Paramyxovirus – making sure you use only authorised vaccines: Advice from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated, or are about to vaccinate, your pigeons against paramyxovirus, which can significantly harm their health. Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if […]

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be purchased from The Reddings at […]

Lobby your MP to join the APPG

As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing issues our sport has to endure. Please take the time to download and complete the letter below and send to your relevant MP to encourage […]

RPRA Drug Testing Programme 2018

Council of the RPRA has approved drug testing for the 2018 season For 2018 the RPRA will be using a UK-based laboratory for its drug testing programme. There will be a number of amendments to the process, contained within Appendix G of the RPRA Rules, which include the following: • Only trained personnel will be […]

Important Notice – Puncturing Clocks Audit

Please note that any puncturing clock needs to be re-registered at The Reddings prior to the start of the 2018 racing season. Failure to do so will disqualify the clock from any future use. Puncturing clocks may not be sold, loaned or disposed of, for the use of any other person in any RPRA competition. […]

Kickstarter for new ‘Birdmen’ book

Award-winning photographer Zak Waters has launched a crowdfunding page on Kickstarter to help realise the publication of his pigeon racing book in Great Britain entitled Birdmen. Zak says “Birdmen has been a labour of love for me over the years as I travelled the country meeting some amazing individuals who are part of the pigeon […]

Sign the petition to remember animals in war

Jayne Snape has started a campaign for war animals to be remembered as part of the forthcoming ‘There But Not There’ Remembrance charity for 2018. The campaign is for all animals lost serving their country to be included and details can be found at the change.org website.  Jayne told the RPRA: “As pigeons were critical […]

Annual General Meeting 2018

The 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association was held at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday 23rd February 2018. At the meeting David Bridges was elected President, in succession to Les Blacklock, who was re-elected a Vice President along with Arthur Cowley and Gary Cockshott. Above L-R: Vice Presidents Arthur […]