Had the same problem when Bradley was at Maritzburg College(these guys do not like it if you don't play rugby or rugby or rugby) and when he was in standard seven he took up a "school sport" namely canoing. He paddled for a few months until he managed to duck and dive the master in charge but for the next few years, until he matriculated he just told them straight "Im a cyclist". He was sidelined a lot but as Jonathan said you eventually earn respect for your sport.In the annual sports awards ceremony the school even presented him with a cup for the "best non-school sport achiever" Anyway, the bottom line is to stick to your guns and don't quit pedalling.School sporting colours became a huge issue as other sports including tennis received school colours even if you made the Midlands side. I pursued countless letters to the minister of education/sport in KZN and guess what? I did'nt even get a reply.