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A Message from the FCI President

As 2020 nears an end Istvan Bardos, the President of the Federation Colombophile Internationale (FCI) – the world governing body for pigeon racing – has issued a message to all member organisations and fanciers. Click on the image right to read the message.          

Vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated or are about to vaccinate your pigeons against paramyxovirus. Paramyxovirus can significantly harm a pigeon’s health. Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if you suspect your pigeon is infected you must tell the Animal and Plant Health Agency […]

RPRA One Loft Auction 2020

The auction of RPRA One Loft Race 2020 Young Birds has now ended. Congratulations if you 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 – if you are not entering your […]

Menagerie by Kate McGwire

Members may recall an appeal by sculptor Kate McGwire back in 2014 for white feathers to help with a large piece she was working on, and some of you have been sending her feathers ever since. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bird Garden at Harewood House in West Yorkshire, Kate has been […]

RPRA One Loft 2020 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft 2020 Final Race took place yesterday from Alnwick, Northumberland, a distance of 235 miles 898 yards. The 573 birds were liberated at 9.00am into a very light ENE wind, turning fresh en route; sunny with high broken cloud. They cleared very well. The first birds arrived back at just before 1.00pm, […]

New online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are now able to order 2021 rings, racing supplies and other merchandise through our brand new online ordering system. Click on the button on the right to begin. As with the automated transfer system, you will need your own RPRA loft number (or club number if you are logging in […]

Show of the Year 2021 notice

Please read the following message from BHW Show of the Year Chairman, David Trippett: “Following my note in July, I can confirm that Ian Evans and I have held another virtual meeting with both the Winter Gardens and VisitBlackpool to further discuss the possibilities of holding the BHW Show of the Year in January 2021. […]

UK Pau Masters Race 31st July 2020

The UK Pau Masters race was open to all members of the National Flying Club, British Barcelona Club and the Central Southern Class Flying Club with a combined entry of 2700 pigeons, which were convoyed by the National Flying Club in a custom built transporter with every consideration given to the best welfare of the […]

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