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Monday, January 09, 2012

Photos & Video - No Trousers on the Tube Ride 2012

Yesterday over 150 people travelled on the London Underground baring their legs as part of the
2012 Global No Pants Subway Ride, which almost 60 cities now compete in. This was the third time No Trousers on the Tube had taken place in London & reactions were as Londony as normal - ie indifference, sly looks, a few raised eyebrows & thankfully some laughter!

The 3rd Annual No Trousers Tube Ride 2012 - London. 08/01/12 - Photo by Pete Maclaine
Photo by Pete Maclaine

Alfie was in one the teams taking part & said "A very nice turnout for London. I’d guess around 150-200? Anyway, I was on the Marylebone team, which was the smallest. Had a lot of laughter but then all seriousness as the half empty rear two cars pulled in..and we pulled off. A lot of people stifling laughter and taking pictures and one cynic even going 'It’s students. It’s a sociological experiment. It’s students.' Although most took the typical commuter attitude was that of ‘I didn’t see it but I still want to peek.’

Once we got to Paddington we decided the best thing to do would be go all the way down to Elephant & Castle then back to Charing Cross trouserless. Of course, Elephant & Castle being the terminus of the Bakerloo Line, there were about 5 fully clothed people in the car. One got very close to taking his trousers off too".

Funnily enough I bumped into one of the organisers of No Trousers on the Tube Ride 2012, Rammi at King's Cross Station on her way to the event. She tweeted "Finally met @Anniemole, out of every other Londoner, outside King's Cross. She's very good at names and faces! I should buy a lottery ticket!"

Pete Maclaine has a great set of photos of part of the ride on Flickr where the trouserless ones are trying to look as casual as possible while riding the Tube.

The 3rd Annual No Trousers Tube Ride 2012 - London. 08/01/12 - Photo by Pete Maclaine
Photo by Pete Maclaine

Also Felix Goncalez from You and I Films has already shot and edited a great video of Sunday's event.


No Trousers Tube Ride 2012 (No Pants Subway Ride): London from You and I Films.

Doubtless more photos and reports will appear on the net over the next few days and the best place to watch out for them is over on the Facebook page for the event.

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