It would be shame in a club in which many of us, frankly, use the roads for pleasure there arose hostility to another whole group of road users who are often doing the same.
Non-cycling drivers (presumably) don’t always grasp why cyclists behave as they do. Riding abreast or ‘riding out’ / ‘taking the lane’ can be quite deliberate and a sensible way of preventing cars overtaking dangerously - in most cases you will see the cyclists single out or move over to allow a pass when they reach a straight bit of clear road.
I’ve been close-passed locally by people I know well, good folk who have clearly just not thought how unpleasant it is to be overtaken by a car doing 50 mph 2 or 3 feet away with a car coming in the opposite direction when it would have been far safer and more considerate to have waited and overtaken properly on the other side of the road.
Even when I expect to be passed, I will be at least a metre into the road - I can move over a little bit as they pass to increase my safety margin, and it avoids what is often a broken surface with debris and gullies in it at the side of the road which some drivers seem to expect cyclists to use.
Following for four miles is incredibly rare - I’ve never experienced it. A more usual delay is a minute or two, and I’m glad to give it.
If the discussion could be about how we cooperate it would be less controversial.