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Distances and Loft Locations

Distance Requests

CLUB SECRETARIES ONLY may apply for distances by e-mail to [email protected], quoting your Organisation No in the message subject box.

Your message must be laid out in the following format: lib site code comma loft number, on a separate line for each entry. For example,


These may be sent either in the body of the e-mail, or as an attachment in text or Word format (not Excel). We will endeavour to return these within 72 hours but please bear in mind the ever increasing popularity of electronic requests.

Please note that this is an automated service and any other correspondence sent to that address will not be read. For correspondence on loft locations (but not applications) please contact [email protected] or telephone 01452 858245.

Alternatively, you are able to apply for distances via post – you can download the form here.

Individual members applying for distances must apply by post as there is a charge of £2.53 per distance, plus return postage.

Loft Locations

In order to measure a loft location and calculate a latitude and longitude you need to pin-prick the loft location on an Ordnance Survey map (clearly showing grid lines and grid line numbers) or submit a Google Earth print to us in the required format.

If you send us an OS map, please write the member’s name, loft number and date on the back of the map, which must be signed by a club official before you submit it to the RPRA Racing Support Office.

If you have a large map you might want to take a photocopy of the section depicting the loft. Please ensure that the grid lines and grid line numbers are clearly shown on the photocopy – if necessary you can write the grid line numbers on.

The loft location application form is downloadable here, and instructions for submitting a Google Earth print are downloadable here. An example of a Google Earth print can be seen here. To download Google Earth to your computer follow this link.

The charge for a loft location is £3.11 plus return postage for your map and any distances you request at the same time. Please send us this in a cheque or postal order – we advise you not to send cash through the post, particularly coins, as this is often lost when passing through the post office sorting machines, and we cannot be held responsible for any loss.

Please note – we do NOT accept loft location applications by e-mail. A pin-pricked map or Google Earth print, countersigned by the Club Secretary to verify the loft position, must be posted to us along with a cheque/postal order to cover the appropriate fees and return postage.