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 will be closed Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July, and from 15 -19 and 22 - 26 July. The workshop will be open as usual on Saturdays.
We would like to recruit a lawyer to our Board. Please visit our Board page for details.
Derek Sommerville is fundraising for Common Wheel at this prestigious triathlon event on 14 July. Derek is married to our Project Manager, and we are very grateful for his support in fundraising and also in many other ways. Please sponsor him here.
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.
We are now accepting referrals for our climbing project which will be starting in August.
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.