I think that the cyclists' welcome can be very useful - fair enough, you are unlikely to be turned away from anywhere because you have a bike, but many place that I've used are less bike friendly than others. F'rinstance - is the bike to be stored in a safe indoor location or just chained to a drain pipe in a garden? Is there somewhere to eat and buy provisions within a short walk or will I have to jump on the bike and do another ten mile in the dark? Does the place have a drying room for all my damp kit? etc etc
However, I don't believe that the current version of Cyclists' Welcome really has good enough coverage in enough detail and with reliable enough info. Thus I would suggest that the info is improved before any thought of creating a book is considered.
And of course, given the changing nature of cycling today - we also have to wonder if a Cyclists' Welcome via any media will be of interest to enough people - thus I applaud you on starting this thread to get a better idea of what people want, rather than just going ahead and doing the deed!
As for book vs on-line.....personally I'm happy with on-line (although I did like to receive the old book format- ditto the DA News as a booklet). Given the extra cost and the problems of having yet more books that go quickly out of date filling my space (not to mention all the trees being cut down - won't someone please think of the trees) on-line definitely does it for me (as long as it's a good format). I would, though, suggest that it is in the Members Only part of the website and that non-members could pay to gain access to it.
WHAT ABOUT THE FOG? STUCK IN A HOLE? IN THE FOG? STUCK IN A HOLE? IN THE FOG? IN THE MIDDLE O' THE NIGHT? WITH AN OWL! UP A TREE!