The EACC is the UK’s leading club for cyclemotor, autocycle and moped enthusiasts. The club is run for the mutual benefit of all its members, all our committee members and officers are unpaid volunteers and we do not seek to make a profit.
We also try to be as open and inclusive as we can: there are no exclusive ‘members-only’ areas on this website. Our policies, minutes and accounts are available for all to see. We welcome non-members at our events. We are happy to give help and advice to non-members.
We hope that this makes us a club that people join because they want to be part of it, not one that people feel they have to join in order to obtain a particular service … so far, it seems to be working …
This letter was sent out by DVLA in Novenber 2017:
I am writing to let you know that following an influx of appeals against the allocation of Q registration numbers, we have recently been reviewing the background and criteria for Q registration number appeals.
You may be aware that when Q regisitration numbers were introduced in 1983 there was a limited period of one year in which a registered keeper could appeal against its issue. Further evidence of the vehicles age/originality would be required in order for the case to be reconsidered.
This time limit was relaxed over a number of years, in order to support customers where they needed a little more time to gather all the relevant evidence to establish the vehicles provenance. However, we have identified that the Agency is now receiving requests for an age related number for vehicles allocated a Q number as far back as 20 or 30 years ago.
Considering appeals against a Q registration number issued many decades ago is not a simple case and the risk of fraud is high. Therefore, after careful consideration, I can confirm that DVLA can no longer support a relaxation of the time limit of Q appeals.
Therefore with immediate effect, any appeal against the allocation of a Q registration number must be made by the first keeper within 12 months of the date of registration. We will not be considering requests for age-related numbers for vehicles issued with a Q registration number that fall outside of this criteria.
Strategy Policy and Communications Directorate
Club membership is open to all. There are no geographical restrictions on who can join. We have members all over the UK, and several overseas members too. The UK membership fee is only £6.00. You can find out more about joining the EACC here.
We also offer the option of joining on-line using PayPal.
We have a full programme of runs and meetings throughout the year. See the Events page for more details.
Our newsletter is called ‘The MAC’ and it’s sent out to all members at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October and December. (If you’re wondering where the name MAC comes from - have a look in our glossary.) We’re keeping the newsletter simple (We recommend you to try Iceni CAM Magazine for all the things we don’t cover in our newsletter).
If you’re not a member and are wondering what it’s like, back numbers can be downloaded from our documents page.
The EACC is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). The FBHVC monitors both domestic and European legislation, on the look-out for anything that could have an adverse effect on using our vehicles.
The EACC is approved by DVLA for the validation of V765 forms. These are the forms you use in the UK to re-register an old vehicle while retaining its original registration mark. The EACC can also issue dating certificates for registering machines with an ‘age-related’ registration mark. For more information about what this all means—have a look at our Registrations page.
All EACC members qualify fot discounts on insurance from both Footman James and Peter James. Read more on the Insurance page.
As all Lohmann owners know, these compression-ignition cyclemotors won’t run properly on petrol. The solution is to make a fuel mix that includes paraffin. The only problem with that is that it’s illegal to put paraffin in the fuel of a road-going vehicle. We’ve solved that problem. We have obtained a ‘General Licence to mix Hydrocarbon Fuels’, which makes it legal for Lohmann riders to use this fuel mix on the UK’s roads—as long as they are members of our club.
The latest items we have produced are high-visibility tops. They’re available in sizes L and XL and conform to BSEN 471 Class 2 and 89/686 EEC. the cost is just £7.45 including UK postage; call Dave Evans on … or save on the postage costs and buy one at a club run.
Club t-shirts are available in sizes M, L, XL, XXL & XXXL, all at £7 each. We also have badges:
The ‘standard’ version is a 28mm cold enamel badge in maroon and gold with a brooch pin fastening. We also have a ‘Rider’s Badge’ in black, red and silver; this one is 25mm diameter and also has brooch pin fastening. These badges are £2.50 each plus postage. Newly introduced is a blue & silver lapel badge; this is a larger badge at 38mm diameter and has a ‘butterfly’ type fastening. These ones are £3 each plus postage. But that’s not all …
… we have embroidered badges and machine badges too. The latest embroidered badges are black and white. Our ‘standard’ embroidered badges are in red and blue and available in three versions: with a black, silver or white background. They are 74mm (a shade under 3") in diameter. Embroidered badges are £2.50 each plus postage.
The EACC machine badges are a 65mm domed badge with an adhesive back. They are sized so that you can stick them on to various makes of tax disc holders, on your bike, car, glass window, etc. These are £2.50 each plus postage. And, if that’s not enough …
… you could also have an EACC key ring. These are only £1 (plus 50p for UK postage).
If you’d like any of these, please contact Clive & Ann Fletcher at or call . These items are also on sale at our events, of course.
Although the club was revived in 2007, we can trace our roots back to 1981. We have adopted the original EACC logo that Andrew Roddham designed 28 years ago. To continue the ‘retro’ look, our membership application form is also based on an EACC membership renewal form from the 1980s.
There is more about the early days of the EACC in The Moped Archive.