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Lords v Commons Race 2019 Postponed

We were hoping to host the second annual revived Lords v Commons Pigeon Race from Bletchley Park on Wednesday 19th June, but unfortunately – due to the inclement weather forecast – we have taken the decision to postpone the race. The pigeons’ welfare has to come first, and the current forecast suggests that conditions would […]

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 […]

2019 Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2019 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below. (Hard copies are also available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings.)  Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the new General Data Protection Regulation 2018. N.B. The details for the Welsh Region Secretary, […]

RPRA launches Kitemark

For a number of years the RPRA has been carrying out random Performance Enhancing Drug tests on pigeons to demonstrate fair play and keep performance enhancing products out of our sport. There are many different products, supplements and feeds available for pigeon keepers to purchase for their pigeons. Many RPRA members have raised concerns in […]

RPRA Drug Testing Programme 2019

Council of the RPRA has approved drug testing for the 2019 season For 2019 the RPRA will again be using a UK-based laboratory for its drug testing programme. The process is detailed within Appendix G of the RPRA Rules, and includes the following: • Only trained personnel will be able to carry out sample collections […]

BHW Show of the Year 2019

Thank you to everyone who made the BHW Show of the Year 2019 the success that it was – and of course to the many thousands that came along. The results were as follows (subject to ring verification etc) – our congratulations to all of the winners: • Trophy Winners • Class Winners • Full […]

GB19 Ring Orders

To order your GB19 rings, either 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, or call us on 01452 713529 to place an order and pay by card over the phone. Please note – individual members […]