Cycling enthusiasts are being asked to take part in a poignant bike ride in memory of a schoolboy who lost his life to the sea off Anglesey in August.

Isaac Nash, a charismatic and popular 12-year-old from Highburton, died after getting into difficulties while his family were on holiday at Aberffraw on August 30.

He and his younger brother Xander were enjoying themselves when a vicious rip current took them out to sea.

Despite the frantic efforts of his father, Adam, and grandfather Paul to save them Isaac was lost.

Although an intensive search was undertaken by the Coastguard and North Wales Police his body has never been found.

Coastguards search for missing Issac Nash at Aberffraw beach
Coastguards search for missing Issac Nash at Aberffraw beach
 

A trust fund was set up shortly after the tragedy which aims to raise £100,000 to establish a skate and scooter park in the village of Highburton.

So far more than £60,000 has been raised and Will Basnett, a West Yorkshire firefighter who is engaged to Isaac’s aunt, Samantha, decided to organise the emotional ride to raise money for the trust.

The 35-year-old from Lepton said: “It will certainly be an emotional weekend. What happened was a massive shock but both communities in Huddersfield and Aberrfraw have been really great in pulling together and hopefully this will solidify the link.”

Will Basnett
Will Basnett
 

Adam and Isaac’s mum Zoe will be taking part and other family members will be providing logistical support.

Will added: “I had the idea when I looked at a map and saw the distance between Huddersfield and Aberrfraw and the next thing I had a bike ride!

“There are two rides over the weekend of May 8/9. A one day of 140 miles and a rather more leisurely two-day affair split into two 70 mile sections.”

To take part in the ride cyclists need to download a form from the Isaac Nash Trust website.

Among Examiner journalists hoping to take part will be education reporter Linda Whitwam and general news reporter Chloe Glover.

More than 20 people have signed up so far.