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One Loft Hot Spot 2

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 2 took place yesterday from Worksop (103 miles, 1210 yards).  Jeremy liberated the 958 birds at 7.15am in sunshine with a light WSW wind. They cleared superbly.  The first birds began arriving back at 09:42, and nearly 500 were back within the next 20 minutes. The top 10 result […]

Early success for new fliers

Father and son, Stephen and Tyler Harrison, have had a great start after taking up pigeon racing this season. When he saw his grandad’s birds, 8 year old Tyler wanted a few of his own, so Stephen built him a 5×3 loft and grandad let him have 12 young birds. Flying as Harrison & Son […]

GB 2019 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders for GB19 rings – BY POST ONLY for the time being. A discount of 2½% will be allowed on orders received at The Reddings on or before Friday 28th September. Please note that ring orders received after this date will not be discounted. Click on the appropriate image below to download […]

RPRA Chief Executive on Pigeon Radio Australia

RPRA Chief Executive, Ian Evans, yesterday spoke at length to Pigeon Radio Australia. They discussed the work the RPRA has carried out in promoting the sport in schools, the recent parliament pigeon race, and the future of the sport in general. Click on the image to go to the podcast of the show (and forward […]

Open Race from Ypres to Commemorate WW1 Centenary

On Saturday 14th July, the RPRA Cumbria Region will be commemorating the centenary of World War 1 with an Open Race from Ypres. Pigeon fanciers within the Cumbria Region want to recognise the sacrifice that the armed forces took in the First World War and the bravery of the homing pigeons involved. Carrier pigeons played […]

A recent look at how pigeons find their way home

The BBC last week aired an updated programme on how pigeons find their way home. An episode from 2008 “finds Lionel Kelleway discovering the biology behind pigeon migration with Oxford University’s Chris Armstrong. Starting their recording at the University’s Wytham Field Station Lionel meets some of the pigeons used in the study which far from […]

Pigeons in War on Channel 4 News

Last night’s news on Channel 4 featured an item on pigeons in war, including Jon Snow interviewing the RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers. Project 14-18 has been working with artist Duke Riley to develop a visual project that will raise awareness of the pigeon in war. A loft has been built in London (see below) […]

New General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force today, Friday 25th May 2018, and we now have a greater responsibility to ensure the personal data we hold on members is accurate, securely stored and only used for the purpose of pigeon racing administration. Club Secretaries – please see the attached notice of guidelines […]

Lobby your MP to join the APPG

As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing issues our sport has to endure. Please take the time to download and complete the letter below and send to your relevant MP to encourage […]