Herring began his racing career in South Africa after his father emigrated there from the United Kingdom. He returned to the U.K. at the age of 17 and won ten British motocross national championships. He also competed in the F.I.M. motocross world championship. Herring was a member of the victorious 1994 British Motocross des Nations team that included Paul Malin and Kurt Nicoll. The upset victory marked the first time a British team had won the event since 1967 and, broke a 13-year American winning streak at the Motocross des Nations.
After his competitive career, Herring worked as a stuntman in the film industry, working in films such as Casino Royale, the Bourne Ultimatum, the Quantum of Solace. Herring also was the manager for the British Motocross des Nations team for seven years before resigning in 2007.
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