The hours of darkness for the Thurso race are as follows 21:30hrs - 04:45hrs

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Welcome to the web site of the North Road Championship Club

'Champions of the North Road'

Who are we

The organisation held its first race way back in 1901. That was from Lerwick, and it is this iconic race point that continues to be the main focus of the race programme.

Competing from the Shetland Isles is the ultimate test for fancier and bird, and the much coveted prize is the fabulous King’s Cup, one of the most valuable and prestigious trophies in the whole of pigeon racing.

A look back through the years

Reports From yesteryear

Winners Through The Years

2021 Race Programme

Latest News

THURSO Tuesday Update

The pigeons at Thurso were LIBERATED by convoyer Darren Shepherd at 7.30am in a North East wind. Please Note: The hours of darkness for this race are as follows, 9.30pm […]

Dave Brackenbury 2021 Kings Cup winner from Lerwick

While other organisations have been prevented from going ahead with their usual Blue Riband event the NRCC were and some 120 members entered 646 birds last Wednesday for their trip […]


The pigeons at Lerwick were liberated by convoyers Darren and Merv at 8.15 in a North wind. Good luck to you all You can follow the provisional result here

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The 2018 Day of Champions will be held on Saturday 1st December, be a part of it!