In 2009, Heal pedalled this bike from Fremantle to Sydney in 11 days, 17 hours and eight minutes, breaking the record for a solo and unsupported crossing of continent by more than two days.

In 2010, Heal covered around 15,000 kilometres on the same machine, cycling alone around Australia in 48 days, 23 hours and 37 minutes, again lowering the previous record by approximately two days. His daily average distance was about 305 km.

His VK2 Velokraft recumbent bike is now on display in the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.