Bicester has a history going back to Saxon times, and is currently one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire.
The town has a long-standing connection to the military. One of the British army's largest ordnance depots is located just outside the town.
Bicester is off junction 9 of the M40 motorway. The town has two railway stations, one is served by Chiltern Railways train services between London (Marylebone) and Birmingham (Snow Hill). The other one has a branch-line service to Oxford.