Common Wheel supports people with mental illness by providing meaningful activities. We have three 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 visual arts project ‘Carnival Club’ supports people in designing and producing large scale art pieces to be displayed in various parades in Glasgow. 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 shops
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.
You can see some examples of our work on our Bike Shops pages.
Bridgeton workshop is closed until August.
Maryhill workshop will be open on Saturdays but will be closed on Mondays to Fridays from Wednesday 12th July until Wednesday 2nd August inclusive.
Our Bridgeton bike workshop is temporarily closed for a few weeks. John, our long-serving bike engineer, has retired and we wish him all the best for the future. We have appointed a replacement who will be starting in August. Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Trustees wanted
We would like to recruit a psychiatrist and a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
BBC Radio Scotland
Common Wheel was featured in a Comic Relief broadcast transmitted on 22 March.
Introducing Carnival Club
Common Wheel's new visual arts programme. You bring the vision and we'll provide the opportunity to work with a professional artist to bring your ideas to life. Work will be showcased at Glasgow's winter and summer festivals throughout the year. Find out more here.
Maryhill workshop is now open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
'Build your own Bike'
We'd like to offer the general public the chance to complete our successful 'Build you own Bike' course. The course will run one evening per week for ten weeks. For £395 you will get a quality bike as well as the knowledge imparted on the course. Please contact Neil at Maryhill if you are interested.
Donate a bike
Do you have more bikes than you want? Please consider donating them to Common Wheel, where our clients will turn them into good-as-new, shiny, mean machines. See the Support us page for more information.