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Lobby your MP to join the APPG

As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing issues our sport has to endure. Please take the time to download and complete the letter below and send to your relevant MP to encourage […]

Lords v Commons Pigeon Race

On Wednesday 13th June, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will be releasing 650 birds from Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes at the Lords v Commons pigeon race. Each pigeon will be designated to an MP or Peer. Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pigeon Racing Group, Chris Davies MP, and Vice Chair, Chris Evans MP, […]

2018 Ring List and Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2018 Ring Distribution List and Rule Book are both now available to download by clicking on the appropriate image below. (Hard copies are also available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings.) Please note there is an error in the printed copies of the Rule Book:  Rule 85 should read as follows: 85. The […]

RPRA at PDSA PetLife’18 Festival

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association had a stand and presented a display at the PDSA PetLife ’18 event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 6th May – the one day music festival where dogs are welcome. New RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers and Chief Executive Ian Evans (both seen above) were among those who staffed the […]

Update on Beech Grove School loft

Kent Shirky gives us an update on the pigeon loft at Beech Grove School in Kent: “Our loft project continues to develop, and is proving beyond my expectations to have great educational benefits. The photos show much of the work we have done in and around the loft, the donations have supported that as well […]

Advice on vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

Paramyxovirus – making sure you use only authorised vaccines: Advice from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated, or are about to vaccinate, your pigeons against paramyxovirus, which can significantly harm their health. Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if […]

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 purchased from The Reddings at […]

RPRA Drug Testing Programme 2018

Council of the RPRA has approved drug testing for the 2018 season For 2018 the RPRA will be using a UK-based laboratory for its drug testing programme. There will be a number of amendments to the process, contained within Appendix G of the RPRA Rules, which include the following: • Only trained personnel will be […]

Important Notice – Puncturing Clocks Audit

Please note that any puncturing clock needs to be re-registered at The Reddings prior to the start of the 2018 racing season. Failure to do so will disqualify the clock from any future use. Puncturing clocks may not be sold, loaned or disposed of, for the use of any other person in any RPRA competition. […]