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BHW Show of the Year 2020

Arrangements are now well under way for the BHW Show of the Year 2020, taking place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend of 18th-19th January. The annual event is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom, regularly attracting around 25,000 visitors. Whether you are a new member, curious about pigeons, […]

RPRA Council Meeting

A Meeting of the Council of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will take place on Friday 25th October (2.00pm) at the Novotel Hotel, M1 Junction 25, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EP. Members wishing to attend this meeting may do so, and will be most welcome. Ian Evans Chief Executive Officer Download: Agenda for Council […]

GB20 Ring Orders

We are currently taking pre-orders for GB20 rings. To pre-order your GB20 rings, click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA. Please note – individual members purchasing 2020 rings must have their 2020 membership fee paid […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]