What we do
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.
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 for about 14 years. 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.
The Maryhill workshop is closed from the the 20th of July and re-opens on the 4th of August.
Siempre Bicycle Cafe
Common Wheel is delighted to announce a new partnership with Siempre Bicycle Café Bar. Siempre is now selling Common Wheel reconditioned bikes from their café garden! Siempre is the cyclists stop off for local organic food and drinks, selling individually chosen cycling products and now Common Wheel bicycles. Siempre is next to Kelvinhall underground station in Partick, swing by and see what they have in stock.
"200 years" concert
The recording of our recent concert celebrating 200 years of psychiatry in Glasgow is now on YouTube.
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.