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Contacting the RPRA

In accordance with Government coronavirus advice, the RPRA offices are currently closed to visitors, and some staff are working from home. Therefore, the way you contact the RPRA has changed.  A list of e-mail addresses and contact numbers is below.   We ask all members to use e-mail as the preferred option of communication whenever […]

GB21 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders for GB21 rings, BY POST ONLY for the time being. A discount of 2½% will be allowed on orders received at The Reddings on or before Wednesday 30th September 2020. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with […]

One Loft 2020 Hot Spot 1

Hot Spot 1 took place today from Ashbourne (70m 613yds). Jeremy released the 946 birds at 8.40am into a fresh WNW wind. The first birds arrived back at just after 10.00am, and well over 300 were back by 10.30am. The top 10 result is as follows: Click on the image to see the full result […]

UK Masters Race – Pau, Friday 31st July

The RPRA held a UK Masters Race from Pau on Friday 31st July. The race was open to all members of the National Flying Club, British Barcelona Club, and Central Southern Classic Flying Club, in 3 sections: Section A = 600 miles & below, Section B = 601 to 700 miles, Section C = 701 […]

RPRA One Loft 2020 Race Programme

The provisional programme for the RPRA One Loft Race 2020 is as follows (weather and condition of birds permitting): Hot Spot One – Monday 3rd August: Ashbourne, 70 miles Hot Spot Two – w/c 10th August: Worksop, 103 miles Hot Spot Three – w/c 17th August: Bubwith, 137 miles Hot Spot Four – w/c 24th […]

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 […]

Pigeon Mastermind on BBC Radio 2

Catherine Cooper of Peasedown St John, near Bath, joined OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2 for an edition of Midnight Mastermind and asked OJ three questions on pigeon racing. Hear how he got on by clicking on the player below: https://www.rpra.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pigeon-Mastermind.mp3  

Continental Racing latest: UPDATED

Over the past weeks we have been monitoring the situation in respect of travelling to France for the purpose of pigeon racing. The following facts are relevant: 1. The FCF will provide permits for liberations in France; 2. The Government advises against non-essential journey; 3. The UK Government will impose a 14 day isolation requirement […]

Racing in Scotland – Updated

Pigeon Racing in Scotland This statement relates to RPRA members in Scotland: We have produced a document giving guidance on race marking. Although this document is guidance, members, clubs and organisations should appreciate that it is based on the Scottish Government’s requirements and anyone found not adhering to the content will be jeopardising pigeon racing […]

Pigeon Racing in England – Update

Under Stage 1 of the Government’s coronavirus strategy, along with certain other sports, pigeon racing in England is permitted from today.  To assist, we have been developing guidance to facilitate racing, and this can be downloaded below. We also acknowledge that – under the current restrictions – certain RPRA rules may be difficult to implement, […]