Bevan started paddling at the age of 16 in a wooden kayak. He was one of the founding members of the Amateur Canoe Association of WA, which 51 years later became Paddle WA. He was the state slalom coach from 2001 to 2010.
- Bevan was the winner of the first marathon race organised in WA in 1965 and went onto win many other local events.
- Bevan and friend Peter Dear were the first to paddle the length of the Avon River from Northam to Bassendean.
- Bevan received the Australian Sports Medal for Services to Canoeing, and Sport Excellence instituted by Queen Elizabeth II and signed by the Governor General in 2000.
Congratulations on an amazing achievement Bevan!