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 Saturday 11 May and Saturday 18 May.
Bridgeton workshop is closed from Tuesday 7 May until Monday 20 May.
We would like to recruit a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
Sponsored Bike Ride
One of our trustees, Prakash Shankar, is cycling 500 miles around the north of Scotland at the beginning of July. His son Rishi is helping with fundraising. Please support them at their fundraising page.
Sponsored Music Marathon
This year's 10 hour music event took place on Saturday 11th May. We are still accepting donations at our new charity page on the Wonderful website.
We are now accepting referrals for our climbing project which will be starting soon.
We won an award!
Common Wheel was nominated for the Glasgow City Council Green Business Award - in the Evening Times Streets Ahead Awards (2018) - and we won!
Our brilliant Bike Engineer Neil has put together a new website. It incorporates lots of technical information and Neil's musings regarding all things bike. Check it out.
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.