Meetup organiser not part of meetup event

Has anyone had this issue?
I create a Meetup, invite followers, set date, time, course etc. Meetup is created, shows as ‘I’m going’ on the companion app, shows ‘I’m going’ on the Zwift app on the laptop. As the event nears, I get no option button to enter the event early and with only a few minutes remaining, not automatically taken to the event. The meetup/event starts, all the invited followers depart and I’m left going nowhere. I have to select the course they are going on and chase them down to ride with them (but I’m not part of the meetup group). The event finishes and it shows up on my history as a completed meetup/event (and would I like to do it again). Very frustrating. Thoughts anyone??