Group Riding - some basic guidelines
Many folks have asked about 'rules' or guidance about riding in a group. The link below, to an article on British Cycling is pretty good and worth reading . Note to beginners this will take time to learn and not what to expect from the get go, but is what you are trying to achieve. Remember it's much easier to ride in a group, you will ultimately ride faster and longer and it's more fun.
The following video is also worth viewing , however worth noting groups can rotate in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction depending on wind direction.