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 shop
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 Shop pages.
The Bridgeton workshop is closed between the 10th-14th of April and the 23rd & 26th of June 2017.
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.
Music Improvisation Marathon
This year's Sponsored Music Improvisation Marathon will be on Saturday 25 March. 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.
All in the Mind update - we won!
One of our fantastic bike participants put Common Wheel forward for a BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind' award and we were shortlisted as one of three UK based organisations to win the 'Project Award'. We went to London to find out if we won - and the answer was yes! The award ceremony was broadcast on 28 June and is available on iPlayer.
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.