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 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.
Maryhill workshop will be closed on Thursday morning 20th October until 2pm.
Maryhill workshop is now open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
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.
We won an award - again!
Amazing news! Common Wheel has now won the city-wide finals of the Glasgow Community Champion Award, Health and Wellbeing category. It's great to be recognised for the work we do :-)
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.