John Deering was born in Fulham in 1967. He has lived in Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Essex, Surrey, Toulouse and Edinburgh. He is the author of Team on the Run: The Inside Story of the Linda McCartney Cycling Team, Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force and 12 Months in the Saddle, and is a regular contributor to cycling publications. He is currently working on a book about Frank Vandenbroucke, which will be published by Bloomsbury. He lives in Richmond-upon-Thames with his Giant Defy Advanced.