Coronavirus update 19 April 2021
Please phone the workshop on 0141 946 0777 between 10am and 3pm to discuss your requirements.
We are gradually restarting our other activities. See the project pages for more details.
Alison, Fiona, Stuart and Wendy are working from home and are contactable by email.
If you need to contact anyone else, please continue to email us at email@example.com
Who we are
Common Wheel supports people with mental illness by providing meaningful activities. We have four 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 climbing project started in August. We are running this in partnership with The Climbing Academy and are very grateful for their support. 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.
We would like to recruit a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
Many thanks to Nicola, Frances and Gina from Gartnavel Royal Hospital who took part in the Kiltwalk at the end of April. They raised £1,725 plus 50% top-up from the Hunter Foundation, making the amazing total of £2,587.50 altogether.
New Music Videos
The team have recently produced a series of videos demonstrating a variety of musical ideas and activities to try at home.
Common Wheel Calendar 2021
Our brand new calendar is now available to view and download on the Bike Project page. For successful printing please read the instructions.
Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme
We still have a few slots available. The scheme ends on 31 May. If you wish to request a Repair Scheme appointment please phone our Maryhill workshop. Before you phone, please take a look at the Repair Scheme FAQs to find out if your repair is covered by the scheme. Our Maryhill bike workshop is open Tuesdays to Saturdays for repairs and sales BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please phone the workshop on 0141 946 0777 between 10am and 3pm to discuss your requirements.
Best carers in Glasgow!
Common Wheel were the winners of the Carer(s) of the Year Award in the Inspiring City Awards 2019.
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.