We Are Sportex

From the foundation in Harrogate in 1979 to today, we remain true to our values, offering great quality products that are designed and tested by us. Sportex Gear is Owned and run by bikers, for bikers.

1959 – 1979

Sportex founder George Webb Began his career riding motorcycles in the British Army. In fact, he dominated the whole Army whenever it came to Motorcycling,

Riding gear was limited and whilst serving and riding, George was testing and adapting clothing to improve comfort and safety whilst amassing a wealth of experience in motorcycle events around the world.

11 times Army motorcycle champion from 1970 to 1980

Around 50 International events rode including The Scottish Six Days Trial and the I.S.D.E

Sportex founder George Webb riding in the International Six Day Trial Spain 1972 along with fellow Brit Jim Sandiford.


Born with a simple vision

It was with his wealth of experience that Sportex Gear was born in Harrogate in 1979. Initially a small retailer selling their own products. The Sportex Vision was to help riders push to the limits whilst racing, or enjoy the open road while cruising with maximum protection and comfort and most of all be able to buy a product they could rely on.


Sportex expands its dealer network

Realizing that demand for their products was growing, it was time to expand and Sportex began to supply the trade. The huge demand meant that it wasn’t long before Sportex became a household name.

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1989 – 2000

Continued innovation

Sportex grows to become the highest selling motorcycle clothing company in the Uk. By continuing to test and develop new products,  Sportex was quickly recognised by the trade as a company to reckon with. Sportex were soon supplying over 300 dealers nationwide.

Current owner, Long time friend of George and his family, Del Stanley Representing the British Army at The International Six Day Enduro 1997. (RSR race gear by Sportex)

2018 – Present

New Technologies

Sportex Gear is taken on by Del Stanley. Del, who has had a long standing connection with Sportex that goes back to the early days visiting trade shows seeking out new products and ideas is now continuing to adopt new technologies, introduce new products and progress as different materials and manufacturing techniques become available.  We are constantly working hard to improve on everything we do, never resting on our laurels and always looking to improve.

Most of all, we continue to work to our core values that made Sportex Gear so great and deliver you the very best riding gear!

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