Father Angela Rayner outside the Minster, the church she will be fundraising for, and Father Joshua Bell, who will also be cycling for his church, All Saints in King’s Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A West Norfolk assistant curate is attempting to visit 40 churches in one day – all on a bicycle.

The Reverend Angela Rayner, who serves the King’s Lynn Minster, will be taking part in The Sponsored Bike Ride 2020 tomorrow (Saturday).

 She is aiming to raise £1,000 to be split evenly between the Minster and the Norfolk Churches Trust, which runs the annual event.

Father Angela said: “Some of the villages have such lovely medieval features and because of Covid times, we have lost income. 

“There have been no fetes or other fundraising activities, same as everywhere else. 

“So I am going to be making a big fundraising effort this year by doing this.”

Father Angela said she hopes to complete her challenge, which will take her on a journey of around 50 miles, in 12 hours.

“I have told people I am cycling to 20 churches. But then I realised King’s Lynn had more than I counted.

“Some of the places have more than one church, so I could end up seeing 30, but my ultimate goal is 40,” she said.

“I will be cycling to a church, have a look around, and take a selfie as a way of logging my visit and upload it to social media and live-stream too.”

Some of the places to visit on Father Angela’s wishlist are Castle Rising, West Newton, Sandringham, Ingoldisthorpe, Snettisham and Hunstanton.

Father Angela, will be completing the challenge on her own. Fellow assistant curate, Father Joshua Bell, will be undertaking his own route to raise funds for All Saints Church in Lynn.

Father Angela said: “I hope the weather will be good and I manage to avoid getting a puncture.

“I am apprehensive as I am not very fit, but I am excited overall and hope to see lots of people.”

To sponsor visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frangelaridenstride