Our vision is that people with mental illness in Glasgow are able to live a meaningful and satisfying life and contribute to society.
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 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.
Maryhill workshop will be closed for the week from Monday 12 to Friday 16 October 2015 (inclusive). Bridgeton workshop will be open.
Pedal for Scotland
Two of our awesome Trustees, Grant and Roy, completed the 110 mile Pedal for Scotland "Big Belter" course on 6 September, both riding Flying Scot bikes. Please support this heroic effort by sponsoring them at BT MyDonate (donations accepted until 31 October).
Bike Project video
Ever wondered what happens in our bike workshops? Take a peek at this video shot by the Summerlee Industrial Museum for an exhibition they ran last summer.
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.