In 2011 Stuart rode Thandie, his tandem bicycle, from South Africa back to England. He left the back seat free to offer lifts to local people he met along the way. In 2015 he was joined by his wife, Claire, for a second adventure. Stuart rode Thandie and Claire rode a bamboo bike made in Uganda. Together they rode through Africa again and then from Singapore to Shanghai. They wrote travel and educational blogs, made teaching resources and visited schools en route.
They have raised more than £200,000 for charity, cycling more than 20,000 miles, through more than 30 countries and have given lifts to more than 300 ‘stokers’.