It's the final training session before his squad depart for Manchester to begin their campaign in the 2013 British National Track Championships.
Among them is John Paul who, over the coming days, will spearhead Scotland's medal campaign alongside compatriot and defending national sprint champion Callum Skinner. Until earlier this year the pair were team-mates at the British Cycling Academy Programme in Manchester, before Paul was dropped in April after failing to reach performance targets.
Having returned to Scotland last month to lick his wounds and refocus, Paul, 20, is determined to prove his talent and looks in blistering form as he is motor-paced around the boards by Stewart.
"It's all starting to come together," said Paul. "I'm looking to do a good time, hopefully a PB, in the [flying] 200m and then take it from there. I did a 10.33 - qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games - a few weeks ago so I'm pretty happy. It takes some of the pressure off and it's all about building from here. I'm looking forward to getting down to Manchester. It should be a really strong field."
Paul, a former junior world and double European champion, will compete in the keirin tomorrow and sprint on Saturday, before lining up in the team sprint on Sunday.
The decision to enter a Scottish Cycling team for the latter event only came at the 11th hour. With Skinner having committed to ride for British Cycling's North West of England alongside Philip Hindes and Matthew Rotherham, Paul and City of Edinburgh RC team-mate Bruce Croall found themselves a man short. Upcoming Glasgow Life rider Jonathan Biggin, who only converted to sprint cycling from powerlifting last year, was also without a berth, making it a logical decision for him, Paul and Croall to combine forces.
According to Stewart, the trio have already forged a close knit bond. "They haven't had a massive amount of time to prepare but are gelling well," he said. "The guys are all looking fast in their respective positions: Johnny is riding man one, with John in second and Bruce as third man. If it all goes right on the day, we should get a medal."
Gatecrashing the session was Edinburgh-based endurance specialist Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh) who, fresh from the Tour of Britain last Sunday, was attempting to shake the remnants of a heavy road season from his legs before competing in the points race today.
"Ideally you would be looking at two or three weeks to make the transition from road to track," said Oliphant. "I'll probably have to ride a bigger gear than normal, just because on the road you typically pedal much slower than track racing. Pushing that heavier gear can get tiring towards the end, but I'm still aiming for a medal."
Oliphant, the 2013 British Cycling Premier Calendar champion, has already gained the Commonwealth Games qualifying standard for the road race, with his sights now focused on the track. "Ideally the plan is I'll ride the road until the end of June and then do track for a month in the lead-up to the Games," he said. "The track is where I see myself getting a medal. The points race has always been my best event and that's the one I'll target."
James McCallum (Rapha Condor JLT) and Silas Goldsworthy (Sandy Wallace Cycles) will join Oliphant in the points race today, while Charline Joiner (MG-Maxifuel) and Katie Archibald (City of Edinburgh RC) will contest the 3000m individual pursuit.