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.
Bridgeton workshop is closed from Monday 20 to Friday 24 June inclusive.
Maryhill workshop is closed on Saturday 25, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June. Neil is going to the All in the Mind awards to find out if we have won. It's very exciting!
Maryhill workshop is now open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm (but not on 25th June - we apologise for any inconvenience).
All in the Mind
One of our fantastic bike participants put Common Wheel forward for a BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind' award and we have been shortlisted as one of three UK based organisations to win the 'Project Award'. We'll be heading to London at the end of June to find out if we won. In the meantime you can listen to Radio 4 interviewing us about our nomination.
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.