FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Question

Bike Show

Does the bike have to be ridden on site?

Yes, all bikes must be road legal and ridden onto the site.

Do I have to pre-book to enter the bike show?

No, just arrive on the day. See the Bike Show page for all the latest information.

Camping

Carry Nowt Camping

For information about booking a pre-erected please contact Jake on 07760279905.

Cars

Do children need tickets?

Children under 5 get in free. Children aged 5-15 pay £5.

Tickets are available On-Line and via the Post.

However an adult with a pre-booked ticket can buy a child's ticket on the gate.

Does the car permit include camping and admission to the rally?

The Car Permit includes ONE Adult Weekend Ticket. All other people travelling with you MUST have a pre-booked ticket.

Can I buy a car permit on the gate?

No, they are pre-book only and will not be available after the cut off date.

Can I buy a car permit through the PO Box?

No, the numbers are strictly limited and selling them through one source enables us to keep a close check on numbers.

Can I be dropped off by a friend/taxi?

Yes, the drop off point will be indicated to you when you arrive on site.

Could I park nearby then walk to the site?

No, we advise you to buy a car permit or get dropped off at the site. Any cars parked near the site, which are causing an obstruction, are liable to be towed by the police. Witton Castle may tow cars , which are parked on their own land without authorisation.

Can I bring my own beer?

We would prefer you to support the bars on site. Your ticket fee just about covers the cost of running the event. We rely on bar profits to raise the donation to MAG. No slabs of alcohol are to be brought in by car. We will stop you bringing it on site. Please for the sake of all our tyres and the wildlife don't bring glass bottles. Slabs of beer will be available to buy on-site from Honest Jim.

Can I bring a caravan with my car?

Our car permits are for car parking only. Witton Castle usually open the touring field over the duration of the event, where you could park your caravan and car however they will charge you a fee for this, you still need to buy rally ticket from us. They can be contacted on 01325 488230 for more information.

Disabled

Where can I camp?

Disabled camping is located next to the main gate, the allocated space is for one vehicle and one tent.

Do we need to pre-book tickets?

Yes, the blue badge holder and all passengers in the car will require pre-booked tickets. They can be ordered through the PO Box at the same time as you pre-book your car permit. Cut off date is 14th August 2015.

Should I bring my blue badge?

Yes, your blue badge will have to be displayed on the dash when you park up on site.

Can I bring my car?

Disabled car parking is free, but must be pre-booked through the PO Box by the cut off date.

General

Unlicensed Vehicles / Mini Motos

No unlicensed vehicles may be brought onto site, this includes Mini Motos. We don't want to stop anyone having fun, but if you damage someones property while riding/driving an unlicensed vehicle you will end up in a sticky situation.

What happens if I break my wristband?

Come straight to the main gate cabin, with your broken wrist band.

Can I be dropped off by a friend/taxi?

Yes, the drop off point will be indicated to you when you arrive on site.

Can I arrive as a pedestrian?

Yes, but only if you have a pre-booked ticket.

What is the site address?

Stormin' The Castle
Witton Castle Country Park
Near Bishop Auckland
Co Durham
DL14 0DE

Can I bring my dog?

No, animals are not allowed on the site.

What times does the Show Field open?

The Show Field will open at 12:00 noon on the Friday.

Can I camp on Thursday night?

Only with a pre-booked ticket. These are limited to 500 and are only available on-line.

What time does the rally start?

The rally opens at 9am on the Friday.

Can I bring a gazebo?

Yes, as long as it doesn't obstruct fire-breaks and access roads. Communal gazebos are becoming more popular and reduce the amount of camping space for individual tents. We reserve the right to clear space if necessary.

Can I bring my own beer?

We would prefer you to support the bars on site. Your ticket fee just about covers the cost of running the event. We rely on bar profits to raise the donation to MAG. No slabs of alcohol are to be brought in by car. We will stop you bringing it on site. Please for the sake of all our tyres and the wildlife don't bring glass bottles. Slabs of beer will be available to buy on-site from Honest Jim.

Stormin' Products

When is the products tent open?

Friday: Open 12:00 Saturday: Open 10:00 Sunday: Open 09:00

Can I buy after the event?

No, Stormin' product will only be available on the weekend of the event.

Tickets

Do children need tickets?

Children under 5 get in free. Children aged 5-15 pay £5.

Tickets are available On-Line and via the Post.

However an adult with a pre-booked ticket can buy a child's ticket on the gate.

What happens if I break my wristband?

Come straight to the main gate cabin, with your broken wrist band.

Does the car permit include camping and admission to the rally?

The Car Permit includes ONE Adult Weekend Ticket. All other people travelling with you MUST have a pre-booked ticket.

Can I buy a car permit on the gate?

No, they are pre-book only and will not be available after the cut off date.

Can I buy a car permit through the PO Box?

No, the numbers are strictly limited and selling them through one source enables us to keep a close check on numbers.

What happens if all the "on the gate" tickets are sold?

Will will have to stop selling tickets and you won't be able to get in to the rally. Our licence stipulates the number of people we can have on site and if we break that number we may not get next year licence. It is strongly advisable to pre-book as we have sold out in previous years.

No pre-booked ticket?

Ticket numbers are restricted. If there are any left after the pre-book cut off dates, they will be sold on the gate fro £40.
NOTE: These are only available to those arriving on a bike of trike !

What times does the Show Field open?

The Show Field will open at 12:00 noon on the Friday.

Can I camp on Thursday night?

Only with a pre-booked ticket. These are limited to 500 and are only available on-line.

Do you do day tickets?

Yes, for Saturday only. They are pre-book only and are available through the PO Box or On-line.

Pre-order closing dates

On-line: 28th August 2015 NB this includes Thursday night camping, weekend tickets & Saturday day tickets. Post: 14th August 2015 NB this includes disabled car permits & Saturday day tickets. Bike Shops: 29th August 2015 NB for adult ticket sales, cash only.