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One Loft Yearlings 2022 Final Race

The Yearlings 2022 Final Race is under way today from Arbroath (314m, 934yds). Jeremy liberated 77 birds at 07:00am into a light WSW wind, and they cleared excellently. You can follow the live arrivals on the Benzing Live site. 

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

After our meeting today with Defra, we would advise anyone who is looking to fly from France/EU either this year or next season 2023, to apply now for your CPH number. The reason being is that there are sufficient resources now in place to deal with applications. However this resource will be limited moving into […]

Bird Flu Updates

I have today received the following update from Defra in relation to existing Avian Influenza restricted zones and the likelihood of when they MAY be lifted: “Apologies for the delay in responding but I needed to speak to APHA field colleagues. I am always nervous about quoting dates when zones are likely to be lifted, […]

Relocation of RPRA Headquarters

The RPRA HQ is currently moving, and our new postal address is: Unit 35-41 Upper Mills Trading Estate Stonehouse Gloucestershire GL10 2BJ Please note that there will be a disruption to our service today while the move takes place.    

Long serving RPRA staff leaving

This week we say farewell to three long-serving members of the RPRA staff. Racing Support team leader Donna Russell has been with the Association for 22 years, and has been responsible for inland racing for a large part of that time. STARS (Strays, Transfers and Rings) team leader Karen James joined the RPRA at the […]

2022 Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2022 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below.   Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.                    

One Loft Yearlings 2022 Hot Spot 3

One Loft Yearlings Hot Spot 3 took place today from Alnwick, Northumberland (235 miles, 898 yards). Jeremy liberated the 106 birds at 06:00am and they cleared excellently: The first bird arrived back at 09:42am, and the provisional top 10 result is below. Click on the image to see the full provisional results on the Benzing […]

UK Masters 2022

Great news, it is really happening!! The NFC – National Flying Club, British International Championship Club, Central Southern Classic Flying Club and the British Barcelona Club have agreed to join forces in a joint venture to provide our members with a great race from St Philbert du Peuple on Saturday 2nd July 2022. The race […]

One Loft Yearlings 2022 Hot Spot 2

One Loft Yearlings Hot Spot 2 took place today from Richmond, North Yorkshire (167 miles, 566 yards). Jeremy liberated the 120 birds at 07.30 into a moderate headwind and they cleared perfectly. The first birds arrived back at 11.40am, and the provisional top 10 result is below. Click on the image to see the full […]

Ian Evans, RPRA CEO

It is with great sadness that I report that our CEO Ian Evans is leaving the Association in July. I wish Ian and his family well in his new employment. Ian has been CEO for over 5 years. In that time, he has faced unprecedented issues: Avian Flu and its implications for the pigeon sport, […]