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.
Maryhill workshop is closed on Friday 22 and Monday 25 September, but is open on Saturday 23 September.
New Trustees wanted
We would like to recruit a psychiatrist and a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
We would like to welcome our new workshop manager at Bridgeton, Steven Mitchell. You may have met him at Maryhill on a Saturday. He will still be at Maryhill on Saturdays, and at Bridgeton from Tuesday to Friday each week. Please phone before you visit.
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.
'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.