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New Auction on our Auction Site

The latest auction on our dedicated auction website is for a number of young birds on behalf of Earlestown FC, and runs until Wednesday 11th August. See more details below. If you have a group of pigeons to sell, or are having a clearance sale, why not contact us to discuss us hosting your sale? […]

Contacting the RPRA

Under the current circumstances, and following the relocation of the office, the way you contact us has changed, as a number of staff are working from home.  Below is an updated list of contacts – it is best to use e-mail, if you can. In any case, please do not call these numbers outside of […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

Yesterday I received a draft copy of proposed amendments to the new EU Animal Health Law. You may recall at the start of the year my communication highlighted the possibility within the regulations for derogations (exemptions) under Article 62. The draft amendment does include proposed derogations that IF approved, would be a huge step towards achieving continental […]

Pigeon Race for Dementia Action Week

As a part of Dementia Action Week, a charity pigeon race was organised by the Copeland Mental Health Team and Cumbria Region RPRA, taking place on a beautiful spring day from Whitehaven Harbour to Northside Workington. Individuals could pick their selection and there were several small prizes on offer. Sheena from the MH team had […]

Avian Influenza Updates

As of the 15th May the restrictions relating to Avian Influenza and channel racing are lifted. The following is taken from the DEFRA website: ‘All poultry and bird gatherings, including pigeon gatherings organised for races from mainland Europe, will also be permitted, provided organisers notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency at least seven days […]

Can you reunite this lost medal with the family?

Dan Davies found this old pigeon racing medal while metal detecting near Pickering, North Yorkshire, and would like to return it to the family, if possible. It was awarded to the Sagar Cup winner of 1922, and has the recipient’s name on the reverse. Please e-mail genuine claims only to [email protected], stating the name on […]

Buckingham liberation site cancelled

Due to an increase in aircraft movements at Finmere airfield, Buckingham, we are no longer able to use the area as a liberation site.  The nearest alternative site is at Upper Heyford (4206.)       

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 obtained free of charge from […]

Covid 19 Racing Guidance for Welsh Clubs/Organisations: Updated

Our guidance on race marking and clock striking has been updated to reflect revisions to the lockdown restrictions in Wales. Both documents can be downloaded from the Downloads page. ————————————- The following information has been emailed to Welsh clubs/organisations on 4th April 2021. If for any reason your secretary has not received the communication, please […]

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Pigeon Racing in Northern Ireland

In preparation for the 2021 season, guidance has been developed for clubs and organisations in Northern Ireland, and you may download this below.  You will then be able to access the following guidance: 1. Race Marking; 2. Clock Striking. Please note that if you are a convoying organisation the following documents are also relevant: 3. […]