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Contacting the RPRA

Under the current circumstances, and following the relocation of the office, the way you contact us has changed, as a number of staff are working from home.  Below is an updated list of contacts – it is best to use e-mail, if you can. In any case, please do not call these numbers outside of […]

RPRA Accounts 2020

A copy of the RPRA Accounts for 2020 can be downloaded here. Comments from the CEO The accounts for year ending 31st October 2020 demonstrate a significant loss. For years the RPRA has relied on the profit generated at the BHW to make up the deficit within the RPRA.  However, despite recent efficiency driven changes at […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft Young Birds Final Race 2021 is scheduled to take place on Sunday 26th September, weather permitting. Visitors are welcome to attend the loft at Pigeon House, Rye Street, Birtsmorton, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6AS to see the birds returning. There will be a marquee at the loft with seating outside. Light refreshments […]

AGM and Proposals 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will take place on Friday 29th October 2021 (9.00am) at the Novotel Hotel,  Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EP. A meeting of the RPRA Council will follow. Below is the list of proposed rule changes to be voted upon, together with an explanation of the […]

GB22 Ring Orders

We are taking pre-orders of GB22 rings, with a discount on orders received before the end of September. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA. We are taking pre-orders BY POST ONLY for the […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 4

Following the cancellation of Hot Spot 3, RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 4 took place today from Richmond, North Yorkshire, a distance of 167 miles 566 yards. Jeremy released the 552 birds at 9.00am into a west wind and said that they “cleared brilliantly”.  The first birds arrived back at just […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

Further to my update of 19th July, I am now in a position to provide members with a detailed update in relation to the proposed amendments to the EU Regulation 2020/692. The amendments have now been adopted by the EU Commission but are subject to scrutiny by the EU Parliament/Council. My understanding is that if […]

RPRA National Awards 2021

We have brought in changes to the way in which the RPRA national awards are decided for 2021. The majority of awards will now be decided by coefficient calculations.   So what has changed? With the exception of the Old Bird category (450 miles and over), there are a number of changes to the way the […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 2

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 2 took place yesterday from Worksop, a distance of 103 miles 1210 yards. 805 birds were liberated at 10:20 in a very light ESE wind, turning SE later. They cleared very well.  The first birds arrived back at 12:51pm, and the provisional top 10 result is […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 1

RPRA One Loft 2021 Young Birds Hot Spot 1 took place on Sunday from Ashbourne, a distance of 70 miles 613 yards. Here is Jeremy’s video of the liberation at midday.  The first birds arrived back at 1.15pm, and over 500 birds were back within half an hour. The provisional top 10 result is […]