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RPRA Membership and Insurance 2020

We reported back in March on the launch of a new club insurance scheme (click the link to read about it), with the cost of the initial year’s policy being covered by the RPRA from existing reserves. From 2020 we will have to pass that cost on to members: membership fees will remain at £10, but […]

Auction of One Loft 2019 Young Birds

The auction of RPRA One Loft Race 2019 Young Birds took place during October on the dedicated auction site. You can download the full list of auction results here. New owners: please note that pedigrees and transfers will be posted out to you separately, direct from The Reddings. If you have any queries contact the One […]

West Midlands Region Secretary

RPRA West Midlands Region has appointed a new Region Secretary – Mr Drew Callan of Long Itchington, Warwickshire. The RPRA Regions page has been updated to show Mr Callan’s contact details.  

Sending cheques or postal orders to the RPRA

We would ask all members, when sending a cheque or postal order to the RPRA, to please make sure that the payee is written as ‘The Royal Pigeon Racing Association’. Our bank has returned a few cheques in the past couple of weeks because the payee did not meet this requirement.    

Poole Liberation Sites Cancelled

Due to safety concerns and issues raised at Bournemouth Airport in the summer, the liberation sites at Poole (Harbourside and Hamworthy) are now cancelled. See the UK liberation sites map for alternative sites. Photo © Daniel Jones Photography 2018

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 […]

One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 3

One Loft Hot Spot 3 took place today from Bubwith, North Yorkshire, a distance of 137 miles, 248 yards. Jeremy liberated the 695 birds at 07:45 into a fresh WSW wind, and they cleared online. He expected the leaders back at just over the 3 hour mark, and the first arrived at just after 11:00. […]