FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What time do the gates open to the public?

9am – Bicester Heritage would like to ask all visitors to the Scramble to respect their neighbours and be aware of local traffic on arrival and departure of the event.

What time does the event close to the public?

2pm at the January and October Sunday Scrambles and 4pm at the April Scramble.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, tickets for the 28th April will only be available online in advance only. Tickets will not be available on the gate on the 28th April. We highly recommend that you book in advance as the April Scramble is historically our most popular open day event and is likely to sell out.

How much are tickets in advance?

Discounted adult tickets purchased in advance (age 16 or over) are £8 per person (plus a booking service charge). Children under 16 are free and do not require a ticket (when accompanied by an adult ticket holder). Other discounts are available in certain cases (please see below), all discounted tickets will close on Sunday 21st April.

What is the deal for classic vehicles?

Visitors planning to arrive in a pre-1990 classic vehicle (which includes cars, motorcycles and military vehicles) can benefit from our advance Classic discount offer of £5 per person (plus a booking service charge), which also gives the opportunity to display your vehicle in amongst the buildings of the main Technical Site, subject to availability (please note you will be asked to enter details of your classic vehicle when you select this ticket option).

What is the deal for vehicle club members?

Members of vehicle clubs can benefit from our advance Club discount offer of £5 per person (plus a booking service charge) provided their club representative has registered the club attendance with us in advance. To apply for registration (subject to approval) please contact Historic Promotions on 01869 247888 or enquiries@historicpromotions.com.

Can I buy tickets on the gate?

No, tickets will only be available online in advance only. Children under 16 are free (when accompanied by an adult ticket holder).

Do I need to purchase tickets for my children?

Children under 16 are free (when accompanied by an adult ticket holder).

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, all parking is free for ticket holders.

Do I need to buy a ticket for every person in my vehicle?

Yes, we need all adults to have an individual ticket. Hagerty Valuation Arena tickets need to be bought in addition to the Sunday Scramble entry ticket.

Why have the ticket prices increased for 2019?

We have held the tickets at the same price for two years, endeavouring to keep the cost down for our valued Scramblers. Now, however, with an increase in the attendance, size of the event and infrastructure, the cost of running the Scramble has increased. A minor increase in the ticket price ensures that we can continue to deliver this ever popular event to the same high standard whilst protecting its future and trademark informal atmosphere.

How does the Hagerty Valuation Arena work?

There are a limited number of spaces available so you need to pre-book a timed slot via our website. The tickets are £15 each with all monies raised going to charity. At your allotted time you will need to take your vehicle to the Hagerty Valuation Arena where a team of experts will inspect the vehicle, take photographs of the vehicle and give you a printed valuation within 15 minutes.

Which entrances do vehicles use?

Vehicles will be directed by yellow signs to the events gate on the Buckingham Road and the airfield gate on Skimmingdish Lane.  Please follow event signage.

May I fly in?

Bicester Heritage is delighted to welcome vintage aircraft to fly-in for Scramble events but due to limited space the aeroplane must be pre-booked, please email enquiries@historicpromotions.com. Requests must be made by email before 03rd January to ensure a booked slot. Bicester Heritage airfield is strictly PPR please see attachment for details: Visiting Aircraft Instructions. The pilot and all passengers must have an entry ticket – please book online.

Which entrance do pedestrians use?

Pedestrians must use the main Bicester Heritage entrance on the Buckingham Road, near the roundabout with Skimmingdish Lane.

What can I expect to see at the event?

The Sunday Scramble is mainly an excuse for hundreds of classic vehicle enthusiasts to come together and enjoy a relaxed social gathering.  As well as enjoying the visiting classic cars, motorbikes and other vehicles, you can also glimpse inside the various specialist businesses now on site at Bicester Heritage, who will be opening their doors throughout. The airfield will also be active, weather dependent, during the event so you can expect to see the Bicester Gliding Centre in operation.

What catering will be available?

There will be plenty of catering outlets on site, serving hot and cold drinks and a varied menu for breakfast and lunch, typically including bacon rolls, hog roast, burgers, toasted sandwiches, as well as ice cream.

Are dogs allowed on site?

Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed on site but must be kept on their leads at all times. Please remember that vehicles will be moving around and the airfield is active. Please clean up after your dog, bins for dog mess are provided across the site.

Is there any readmission?

No, sorry, there is no readmission if you leave the site during the event.

Do you provide tickets for disabled visitor carers or assistants?

If you are disabled and require full-time assistance, we are happy to provide a free ticket at the gate for your care assistant, partner or accompanying friend. In order to receive this free ticket, please provide a copy of your most recent DLA or PIP letter showing your current entitlement as well as your blue badge, should you require car parking on site.

What disabled facilities are available?

There is a dedicated disabled parking area close to the event entrance. There is also a disabled toilet on site.

Are mobility vehicles available on site?

Unfortunately mobility scooters will not be available for this Scramble.

Do you have ATM machines at Bicester Heritage?

No, but there are plenty nearby in surrounding Bicester and at neighbouring supermarkets. Don’t forget to stop on your way to the Scramble!

I’m experiencing problems purchasing a ticket online

Please contact our ticket provider Eventbrite.