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.
On Saturday 13th October the Maryhill workshop will be closed but the Bridgeton workshop will be open. This is so that we can participate in the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Weekend.
The Maryhill workshop will be closed from Monday 15th October to Thursday 18th October.
We would like to recruit a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
Emma and Abbe have moved on to pastures new, and we are delighted to welcome Alison Sommerville as our new Project Manager.
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.
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 consists of one 2 hour session 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.