MALCOLM RATHMELL SPORT was formed in January 1991 as a wholesale mail order business in the specialised field of off road trials motor cycles, accessories and spare parts. It is run by Malcolm and Rhoda Rathmell and is a close knit family business with their son Martin being appointed as a director in 2002 after working with the business since 1992. Daughter Carly is also part of the empire.
The business is operated through a large dealer network throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and they have built up an extremely close relationship with all of them.
Malcolm Rathmell was himself a Multi-champion, winning the British Trials Championship six times between 1971-81 and the World Championship in 1974. After retiring from his chosen profession Malcolm and Rhoda bought and ran a very successful hotel in Grassington from 1982-89, before returning to become involved commercially in the sport that they both love. Certainly Malcolm’s name brought them the valuable contacts necessary to set up with the best products.
Starting as Importers of Aprilia trials bikes in 1991, they then took on Scorpa in 1994 to 1999 and now are the successful UK Sole Importers for the Spanish built trials & enduro bike Sherco. Along with being the importers for the complete Gaerne Off Road Boots, Airoh Off Road Helmets, Kini clothing, Gibson Tyres, Galfer Brakes, AJP/Braktec, HZ/Neox Goggles, RQF, Clice Clothing, Technomousse, Forcefield Body Armour, Nau Helmets, Domino, Leonelli, and Ipone Oil.
Through the years they have developed a key team of riders from the very lowest level to the highest. Former riders of MRS include World Enduro Champion Stefan Merriman, multi British Trials Champion Steve Saunders, five times British Trials Champion Graham Jarvis plus a team of National and British Championship riders in trials and enduro.
During the next few years MRS hope to become the leading off road UK Importers for Trials, MX and Enduro products.