I am pleased to say that for 2013 we are hoping to be flying from Abergavenny Kings club. This is a massive change for us and one I have been thinking about for some time. We have been in the Gurnos club in Merthyr for the past 3 seasons. They are directly south of us by 20 miles with the Brecon Beacons separating us. It has been incredibly hard to obtain a club position given the direction the birds fly and have never been on a level playing field since being in this club.
Abergavenny however offers us something much more competitive. They are at the base of the valley our birds have to travel up to return to Brecon so that itself a huge positive as there own club birds will be flying up the same direction. The mileage works out 18/19 miles overfly which is a fair a reasonable amount for them to cover the distance they will have to. If they are good enough they will obtain clubs positions next year of that I am sure. I cant wait to start racing now and see how we get on.
The birds are good and settled at the moment. I did pair them up provisionally for a day a couple of days ago so they get to know their partners and nestboxes. I am hoping to pair up around Christmas time if all goes to plan.