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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  

RPRA May Online Show

A total of 332 pigeons were entered across four classes in the weekend’s RPRA May Online Racing Pigeon Show, sponsored by PJ Lofts. The results are as follows, and we offer our congratulations to the winners. Best in Show 1st Place – Prize Card and £50 PJ Lofts Voucher: NWHU16N8443 (Old Cock) – A & […]

You and your pigeons – weekly programme

Here is the fourth of RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers’ weekly programmes all about you and your pigeons. Richard is asking for your stories that he can publish to lift the spirits of as many people as we can at this trying time. See his request below. Please send your videos to Richard at [email protected] […]

RPRA Virtual Pigeon Race

To help launch the RPRA Results Software, and to provide some fun relief from the current conditions, the first RPRA Virtual Pigeon Race took place over the weekend.  Clubs who had already registered and taken up the free software offer were able to take part, and every member had a chance of winning. The winners […]

New RPRA Price List

A new RPRA Price List – as below – comes into effect from Wednesday 1st April 2020. (Click on the image to download a copy.)