Common Wheel supports people with mental illness by providing meaningful activities. We have two projects. Our bike project supports people in repairing and recycling old bikes into 'good as new' bikes for our clients to ride away and keep. Our music project supports people in singing, playing and composing music. Our projects aim to improve mental wellbeing, and support people in learning new skills.
What we do
Our vision is that people with mental illness in Glasgow are able to live a meaningful and satisfying life and contribute to society.
Our mission is to improve mental wellbeing, increase skills and reduce isolation through the provision of supported, meaningful activities for people with mental illness and dementia.
Our bike shop
Common Wheel has been providing an exceptional quality in bicycle repairs and reconditioning since 2001. Our engineers have uncompromising standards for safety and quality control, and our work is guaranteed. If you are interested in buying a reconditioned bike, would like to have your bike serviced, or would like Common Wheel to build a bike to your specification, please get in touch or take a look at our online showroom to see what we have in stock.
Glasgow Fair holidays:
Maryhill workshop is closed from Friday 15 July, to Friday 29 July (inclusive) EXCEPT on Saturdays. Open as usual on Saturdays.
Bridgeton workshop is open as usual.
Maryhill workshop is now open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
All in the Mind update - we won!
One of our fantastic bike participants put Common Wheel forward for a BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind' award and we were shortlisted as one of three UK based organisations to win the 'Project Award'. We went to London to find out if we won - and the answer was yes! The award ceremony was broadcast on 28 June and is available on iPlayer.
We won an award - again!
Amazing news! Common Wheel has now won the city-wide finals of the Glasgow Community Champion Award, Health and Wellbeing category. It's great to be recognised for the work we do :-)
Donate a bike
Do you have any old, unused, pre-loved bikes? Please consider donating them to Common Wheel, where our clients will turn them into brand-new, shiny, mean machines – ready for someone else to ride. Contact your nearest bike workshop for more information.