Monday 19 October 2009 1.48pm
I think you have to either have pre-registered (in which case they have your details), or to swipe a card (ditto) to take a bike from the racks. So, if I lose it, I pay for it.
IMHO, whilst there are plenty of niggly things about the scheme (or, indeed, anything) that you can criticise, it's basically A Good Idea.
...if you press it, they will come.