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EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

Yesterday evening I received confirmation that the amendments to the EU Animal Health Regulation outlined in my update of 10th September 2021 have been fully adopted by the EU and are therefore now part of the European Journal. This means pigeons entering the EU from a Third country (UK) for the purpose of racing are […]

GB22 Ring Orders

We are currently taking pre-orders of GB22 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.  Alternatively, paid-up RPRA members may order GB22 rings through our online ordering system. Please note – individual members purchasing […]

RPRA Accounts 2020

A copy of the RPRA Accounts for 2020 can be downloaded here. Comments from the CEO The accounts for year ending 31st October 2020 demonstrate a significant loss. For years the RPRA has relied on the profit generated at the BHW to make up the deficit within the RPRA.  However, despite recent efficiency driven changes at […]

AGM and Proposals 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will take place on Friday 29th October 2021 (9.00am) at the Novotel Hotel,  Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EP. A meeting of the RPRA Council will follow. See this article on the Accounts for 2020 and CEO’s comments. Below is the list of proposed rule […]

RPRA National Awards 2021

We have brought in changes to the way in which the RPRA national awards are decided for 2021. The majority of awards will now be decided by coefficient calculations.   So what has changed? With the exception of the Old Bird category (450 miles and over), there are a number of changes to the way the […]

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 […]

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.)