Plough good is this pub?

It’s Two Wheel Tues­day ev­ery week Old Buck­en­ham’s Ox & Plough pub

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Riding - By Justin Hayzelden

‘It’s grown ev­ery year to be an in­cred­i­ble event’

There are few more per­fect set­tings for a bike meet than a tra­di­tional vil­lage green and Two Wheel Tues­day at the Ox & Plough in Old Buck­en­ham fea­tures one of the largest in the coun­try. This laid-back gath­er­ing at­tracts around 700 bikes ev­ery week with as much va­ri­ety as you’d find at any ma­jor show, or in­deed mu­seum for that mat­ter - from state-of-theart sports­bikes, fully loaded grand tour­ers and blinged-out cus­toms to clas­sic Bri­tish thumpers, smok­ing two-strokes and even mi­nus­cule mon­key bikes, there will al­ways be some­thing to ei­ther lust over or grow dewy eyed with nos­tal­gia for.

Two Wheel Tues­day came about four years ago when Ben Devlin, pro­pri­etor of the Ox & Plough, was look­ing for a way to in­dulge in his pas­sion for mo­tor­cy­cles whilst bal­anc­ing his busy life as a pub­li­can and rac­ing driver.

“On our open­ing night we had 30 bikes,” says Ben, “16 of which be­longed to my brother and me, in­clud­ing two non-run­ning scoot­ers and a Har­ley on its last legs. It was a labour of love and we hoped that we might build up to 60 or 70 on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, but year-on-year num­bers have dou­bled to grow into this in­cred­i­ble event.”

Ben was mind­ful of the ef­fect such an in­flux could have on the vil­lage, but res­i­dents have em­braced the idea and it has full sup­port of the lo­cal con­stab­u­lary too; it is very much a fam­ily event and this com­bines with the re­spect­ful at­ti­tude of those rid­ing in to cre­ate a re­laxed at­mos­phere. It’s a pos­i­tive mes­sage that Ben hopes to pro­mote else­where to show just how ben­e­fi­cial bikes can be to a small pub.

Liq­uid re­fresh­ment is of course avail­able, whilst the curry wagon and sausage grill pro­vide top qual­ity food - there may well be a fes­ti­val at­mos­phere, but prices are as re­al­is­tic as you’ll find any­where.

Two Wheel Tues­day has all the sights, sounds and smells that make a bike meet truly spe­cial and it’s a guar­an­teed hit for a ride out this sum­mer.

There’s a real fam­ily at­mos­phere and the lo­cals love it

and there’s a great curry wagon too Sun­shine, bikes of all de­scrip­tions Bit of Mon­key busi­ness down at the Ox & Plough’s weekly bike meet

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