Fairly new to Zwift and really enjoying it. But the group rides have mostly been a bust for me thus far. Same problem every time. The posted plan for the ride will state an intended speed range. The ride starts and things look promising but within a minute or two the peloton takes off, completely ignoring the advertised pace. Usually the group ride leader will make some pleas for the folks in front to slow down, reminding everybody of the intended pace/power-range, but it falls on deaf ears. Eventually the leader gives up and just does the best they can to ride the pace they planned on. Hats off to them for trying.
It’s slightly comical - adults unable to restrain themselves :-) It can also be a tad annoying to see a group ride hijacked like that. What up with this ?