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 Bridgeton bike workshop is closed for the public holiday on Monday 25th May. The Maryhill workshop is open.
The Bridgeton bike workshop is closed from the 1st of June and re-opens on the 15th of June.
As of 31 March 2015 Common Wheel is no longer a Limited Company, but has become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). This will make no noticeable difference to anyone apart from the former directors, who are now the charity trustees. Please send any queries about the conversion to firstname.lastname@example.org
"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.