I formed a road club this year. The club rides started out well but as more members joined they became very problematic.
I can pin the problems on one type of rider. The non racing roadie who see's the Sunday club ride as his competition. A few of these riders were tearing the **** out of our runs.
It got so bad that we called a meeting, since then they have gone like clockwork and everyone is happy.
This is one example. We tried a three group ride. Fast, tempo and steady/slow. The idea was we all did the same route but set off at timed intervals.
As I race I don't like to hammer on my club rides so I was taking a the tempo group. At the start I asked who was going off in the fast group, all but three did. Leaving me with one rider and two in the steady/slow short group. Within twenty miles we overtook the fast group.