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.
Coronavirus update 20 May 2020
We are preparing to reopen our Maryhill bike workshop in June. Opening times will be Tuesday to Saturday by appointment. More details to follow.
Coronavirus update 27 March 2020
In response to official guidelines, Common Wheel has suspended all of our activities including music sessions, art sessions, climbing, and bike building. Our bike workshops in Maryhill and Bridgeton are closed. We will advise of any changes when they happen. If you have any queries please email email@example.com
Best carers in Glasgow!
Common Wheel were the winners of the Carer(s) of the Year Award in the Inspiring City Awards 2019.
Common Wheel and Soul Riders are working together to provide new BYOB courses in Pollokshields. Find out more.
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.