Fashion: Step it up a gear

With the Tour de France in full swing, ’tis the season for the lapsed and amateur cyclist to get back on their bike and enjoy a summertime spin. And you can make like a pro racer yourself with the new luggage range from chic cyclewear label Rapha. Its latest range of stylish bags includes backpacks, shoulder bags and totes, and caters perfectly to commuters or leisure-seekers, as well as those with more athletic tastes. And, even better, there’s a high-vis backpack rain cover (bottom) that comes in pink! From £70, rain cover £20,

Face to watch: Josh Widdicombe

This former trainee journo has swapped hackery for hilarity as one of the UK's best new stand-ups: his easygoing charm has earned him regular radio appearances and you can catch his debut solo show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Elen Rivas, Kirstie Alley, Tim Westwood, Michael Vaughan

1 Just about to put some make up on....

2 Morning..??? Calmness and tolerance act like air-conditioning in a hot room and increase everyone's efficiency ..

3 shag someone you love tonight... right after you meet them.......;)....signing off xoxo

4 its a summer cold – its goin to be my broken toe of the day.

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch #26: House Hunter

Ever-prolific property duo Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer have extended their burgeoning franchise with this locational, locational, locational app, which includes a UK-wide property search engine, a budget calculator and guides to mortgages, dealing with agents and legal processes. £3.49 from iTunes store

Lexpionage: Phacking, adj.

Created via an elision of the two keywords, to be applied to any disgrace of a heinousness of similar tenor and degree to the Milly Dowler phone-hacking scandal. Usage as in, 'That phacking disgrace'

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

Music: Zola Jesus

This cult gothic-popster (think Florence Welch at the kohl-face) returns with a third album in September – and judging by sonorously seductive taster track "Vessel", it may be the breaking of her.

Events: Truck Festival

Slow on the festival uptake? There are still tickets available for this wonderful Oxfordshire indie shindig, running from 22 to 24 July, with acts including Gruff Rhys, St Etienne and John Grant.

Food: Cloudy Bay Shack

Our very own culinary star Skye Gyngell will provide a typically refreshing summer menu, to be matched by a selection of wines, for this annual pop-up restaurant in west London's Parsons Green. 30 & 31 July