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 2019. We are running this in partnership with The Climbing Academy and are very grateful for their support.
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, reduce isolation, and challenge stigma, 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.
The Maryhill workshop will be closed on the 25th and 26th April for staff training.
Over the last few months participants had the opportunity to take part in a short block of Spanish Lessons run by Lingo Flamingo. Everyone who took part really enjoyed it and learnt a lot over the 10 weeks.
Carnival Club made some fabulous Christmas cards which are on sale at The Hub in Gartnavel Royal Hospital! See the Recent Events page for some photos.
Outdoor Climbing Session
Common Wheel’s Improvers Climbing group had a great day out at Auchinstarry taking part in an outdoor climbing session run by Climb Scotland. See the Recent Events page for some photos.
Common Wheel’s 21st Celebration
Common Wheel is celebrating its 21st Birthday this year and we recently had a birthday party to celebrate. People from across the organisation and over the 21 years were there and it was a fantastic day. See the Recent Events page for some photos.
Interesting Bikes Exhibit
Common Wheel had a pop-up exhibit of interesting and unusual bikes at the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s Open Day. See the Recent Events page for details.
Common Wheel Calendar 2022
Our calendar is still available to view and download on the Bike Project page. For successful printing please read the instructions.
Carnival Club made banners for the Govanhill Carnival. See the Recent Events page for details.
The team have recently produced a series of videos demonstrating a variety of musical ideas and activities to try at home.
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.