?With the 2015 racing season getting underway in the UK, last weekend saw the Fleet-based Pearl Izumi team officially launched.

After an impressive 2014 season as an amateur team finishing fourth in the national rankings amongst much larger professional teams, Pedal Heaven competed at all Premier Calendar events and all ten rounds of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, which concluded on Jersey.

Having been announced the day before the launch as one of the full-season teams for the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series, Pedal Heaven revealed a strengthened squad with the aim of improving on their results of the previous year.

Joining the team are Will Fox, Dave McGowan, Will Harper and Simon Holt, the former two with experience from last year’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series, where they will partner with two regulars in the top ten of the ITV4 televised races, Alex Paton and Gruff Lewis.

Stay tuned over the coming weeks to hear from both Paton and Team Manager Tim Elverson as they spoke to us as the iceBike* launch of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series.