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. <p>
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.
Both bike workshops are closed from Monday 23rd December.
Maryhill workshop re-opens on Friday 3rd January.
Bridgeton workshop re-opens on Tuesday 7th January.
We would like to recruit a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
Best carers in Glasgow!
Common Wheel are the winners of the Carer(s) of the Year Award in the Inspiring City Awards 2019.
We would like to thank Team Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited who are fundraising for Common Wheel by cycling to Loch Lomond. The company is based near our Bridgeton workshop and is regarded as one of the finest leather companies in the world.
There are also two teams fundraising for Common Wheel by participating in Pedal for Scotland on 8th September: one from RJ McLeod, one of Scotland's largest privately owned civil engineering and building contractors, and the other from Collective Architecture.
The total raised so far is over £2,000 and the fundraising pages are still open. It is amazing to have so many fantastic supporters and we really appreciate it.
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.