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GB20 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders of GB20 rings – BY POST ONLY for the time being – with a discount of 2½% on orders received at The Reddings on or before Monday 30th September. Please note that ring orders received after this date will not be discounted. To pre-order your GB20 rings, click on the appropriate image below […]

BHW 2020 Calendar Photo Competition

Entries are invited for the British Homing World photographic competition – the 13 best photos will feature in our Pets, Pigeons and Little People Calendar 2020. The ‘Pets on Parade’ feature in the BHW has proved extremely popular, and although dogs appear to be the fanciers’ preferred pet, we feel sure we have only scratched the […]

Automated Transfer System now live

The RPRA’s new FREE online automated transfer system is now live  Click on the button on the right to begin. In order to transfer rings to another loft, you will need your own RPRA loft number and the e-mail address that we have recorded for you in our membership database (see below on how to […]

Poole Liberation Sites Suspended

Due to safety concerns and issues raised at Bournemouth Airport recently, the liberation sites at Poole (Harbourside and Hamworthy) are currently suspended pending further investigation. Any organisations that have booked to liberate at Poole are asked to contact the Racing Support office to rearrange to a different site. Photo © Daniel Jones Photography 2018

Lords v Commons Race 2019

The second annual revived Lords v Commons Pigeon Race took place from Bletchley Park yesterday. The race was resurrected in 2018 after a 90 year hiatus, and each bird entered is designated to an MP or peer, raising funds for the Royal British Legion. 834 pigeons were released at 9.30am to begin their 120 mile journey […]

New Weather Report Facility

Over recent weeks we have been working with the Met Office to develop a weather reporting system that will assist organisations in race management of continental racing. We will now be publishing a weather briefing from the Met Office which will include general weather conditions such as rain and visibility, but also information on cloud […]

Performance Enhancing Drugs – RPRA Strategic Tests

The RPRA carried out its first strategic tests on 25th April 2019. Samples were gathered from two members of the BICC at separate marking stations. Both samples were analysed by the RPRA’s UK-based laboratory and proved negative – free of any performance enhancing drugs. The RPRA will be carrying out further tests during 2019. In […]

Wing Stamping and RPRA Rules

We are receiving reports of an increased number of pigeons that are being raced but do not have the relevant information required to adhere to Rule 121: 121. During the racing season, each member must ensure that every pigeon raced or trained by him is either wing stamped on at least three flights or carrying […]

Liberations near Airfields

We have received a complaint from Bournemouth Airport of an organisation not following the correct procedure and resulting in a near miss with an aircraft on Sunday.   In accordance with RPRA Rules (Page 28 of the 2019 Rule Book), “a proposed liberation of racing pigeons within 13km of a licensed aerodrome should be notified to the aerodrome […]