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BHW Show of the Year 2020

Arrangements are now well under way for the BHW Show of the Year 2020, taking place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend of 18th-19th January. The annual event is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom, regularly attracting around 25,000 visitors. Whether you are a new member, curious about pigeons, […]

Auction of One Loft 2019 Young Birds

The auction of RPRA One Loft Race 2019 Young Birds on the dedicated auction site ended last night. Congratulations if you have 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 successful […]

RPRA Council Meeting

A Meeting of the Council of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will take place on Friday 25th October (2.00pm) at the Novotel Hotel, M1 Junction 25, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EP. Members wishing to attend this meeting may do so, and will be most welcome. Ian Evans Chief Executive Officer Download: Agenda for Council […]

GB20 Ring Orders

We are currently taking pre-orders for GB20 rings. To pre-order your GB20 rings, 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. Please note – individual members purchasing 2020 rings must have their 2020 membership fee paid […]

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 obtained free of charge from […]

FCI Auction

The Federation Colombophile Internationale – the world governing body for pigeon racing – is organising a pigeon sale for the benefit of the FCI operations and the promotion of pigeon sport in general. This auction will take place in two stages: • 50 pigeons will be sold by Mr. Kou Biao, China, during a live […]

Applications for RPRA Awards 2019

Applications are now being invited for the various RPRA Regional – and National – Awards 2019. Claim forms are available from your Region Secretary or can be downloaded below. Please see the attached notices for details of the various awards available for each RPRA Region. Regional winners are then nominated for the national RPRA Awards, […]

RPRA One Loft Final Race 2019

The RPRA One Loft 2019 Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The 607 birds were liberated at 8:00am, no wind.  The first birds arrived back just before 1:00pm, and the top 10 result is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Full results and a report […]

New Weather Report Facility

Over recent weeks we have been working with the Met Office to develop a weather reporting system that will assist organisations in race management of continental racing. We will now be publishing a weather briefing from the Met Office which will include general weather conditions such as rain and visibility, but also information on cloud […]

One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 4

RPRA One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 4 took place today from Ripon, a distance of 149 miles 1319 yards. Jeremy liberated the 646 pigeons at 07:15am into a light headwind, and they cleared excellently.  The first birds arrived back just after 11:00am, and over 300 were back by noon. The provisional top 10 […]